Amid allegations of his sexual misconduct lobbed by five women and reported by the New York Times Thursday, comedian Louis C.K. faced mostly lighthearted backlash from several of his contemporaries — one of them a former employee — on their late night shows.

Stephen Colbert, who years ago could call C.K. his boss, had planned to interview C.K. on Thursday night but instead informed viewers during his opening monologue that the guest’s appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” had been canceled. The Thursday premiere of C.K.’s black-and-white film “I Love You Daddy” — which centers on a romantic relationship between his fictional young daughter, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, and a far older Hollywood executive, played by John Malkovich — was also canceled.

While the distributor of C.K.’s film confirmed the cancellation to Variety with a simple and apologetic statement, Colbert used his opening monologue to lightly criticize the scandalized comedian.

“For those of you tuning in to see my interview with Louis C.K. tonight, I have some bad news. Then I have some really bad news. Louis canceled his appearance here tonight because the New York Times broke this story today: Five women are accusing Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct,” said Colbert. “When reached for comment, Jesus said, ‘La la la la la, I don’t want to hear about it, I was a big fan.’”

Colbert’s comments closely followed his takedown of Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who the Washington Post reported Thursday had allegedly initiated a sexual encounter with a minor when Moore was 32.

Others who added jabs at C.K. to their Thursday night scripts included Seth Meyers of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and Trevor Noah of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”

Meyers, who also ridiculed Moore, joked that since “politics is to full of perverts and deviants, I’m just so glad I work in comedy.” Then, after an image of the New York Times story on C.K. appeared, he said: “Aw, dammit!”

Noah, who’d been mocking Facebook Inc. for its new policy rules on nude photos, ended the bit with a reference to C.K.

“When I saw this story today, I thought, ‘Man, this is the most pervy story of the day,” Noah said. “And then Louis C.K. said, ‘Hold my penis.’”

This year’s Academy Awards, Noah said, needed a new category: “Best Actor Whose Movies We Can’t Watch Anymore.”

“You know, in fact, at this point, now that I think about it,” Noah continued, “all the women in Hollywood should win double Oscars for acting like all the men were cool all along.”

Also on Thursday, outside of New York’s famed Comedy Cellar venue — and outside the more glamorous world of late night TV — the Associated Press pulled aside a couple of standup comics to get their take on the allegations. Two who spoke to the AP appeared disheartened, albeit not fiercely critical.

“Just from being in the comedy community, we kind of already — you know, you’ve heard about it before,” comedian Barbie Burd told the newswire. She said that while she hopes it’s not the end of C.K.’s career, “this all isn’t new.” Burd added that he needed to “get himself together.”