As promised, Larry King attempts stand-up comedy (VIDEO)

By | December 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm | 5 comments | Audio/Video, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

Last night on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno probed Larry King about his rumored plans to embark on a stand-up comedy tour. After minimal coaxing, the newly-retired broadcaster got up to do a few bits. He stressed that his normal act consists of storytelling. Since time was limited, he decided to forego his usual format and just do a couple stock jokes that everyone has heard before and he didn’t come up with.

Please, for the love of all that’s funny, let us know what you think.

About the Author

Brendan McLaughlin

Brendan is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, NY.

  • http://manandwomenhealth.blogspot.com Top Health Provider

    Either way, I don’t know anybody claiming to be a comedian who would go on television and do something like this.

  • http://www.thelaughgarage.com Juls

    @adam he obviously doesn’t *have* material. what a frikkin hack.

  • Sirloin

    Larry King is a hack. Plain and simple

  • Partaria

    I wish Jay Leno had followed this up with another totally fresh Monica Lewinsky gag. Would’ve really rounded out the groan-inducing mediocrity.

  • http://thirstygenius.net Adam Holwerda

    I don’t know how to not be insulted. Maybe they told him to do the hack material, or maybe he decided on his own that his own material wasn’t good enough. Either way, I don’t know anybody claiming to be a comedian who would go on television and do something like this. How does this differentiate Larry King from any old guy who tells jokes he’s just collected over time?

    Again, without seeing his actual material (and really, storytelling isn’t legitimate, TV-ready comedy?) it’s hard to judge anything. And I’m the last person to say that someone shouldn’t try something new, no matter who they are or what kind of career they’ve had. But have some respect for the field, get out there every night and fail. Fail on Leno if you have to. Work at it for a while. We could criticize Steve-O for using his Jackass infamy to launch his stand-up, but at least he’s working hard at it.

    This Larry King thing just feels like a lark.

© 2011-2013 Laughspin. Some rights reserved. Hosted by ServInt