While doing a routine at a political fundraiser, he referred to a female politican as a "whore". News of this spread and the comment quickly became politicized, with both the Republican at whose fundraiser the comic was performing and the Democrat that he'd previously publically endorsed being condemned for their associations with the comic.
While Lenny Clarke himself probably doesn't feel compelled to write a routine about this right now, I suspect that he will in time. And I'm sure that other comics must be seeing the funny side. (Although considering the context, they may be wary of being swept up in a similar controversy if they are to perform routines about the episode.)