The threat is real: Larry King announces stand-up comedy dates

By | February 23, 2011 at 10:31 am | No comments | Audio/Video, News | Tags: , ,

Larry KingAs you know, Larry King retired from his always-awkward, but for some reason well-respected chat show on CNN, Larry King Live, after 25 years at the helm. A month before that, we told you about Larry King’s possible plans (threats?) to attempt a turn in stand-up comedy and in fact, embark on a full fledged live comedy tour. As it turns out, the old dude was not fucking around. It’s happening.

King confirmed yesterday that the tour will start on April 14 in Torrington, Conn, will continue to Westbury, NY on April 16 and will wind through Baltimore, Atlantic City and Las Vegas; more dates and cities will be announced. According to a press release, the show, Larry King: Standing Up, will center around the talk show host’s “life growing up as a street-smart kid in Brooklyn” as well as his life in the broadcast journalism business. At the end of each performance, King will take questions from the audience (That should go smoothly).

The creative director from Kids in the Hall, Jim Millan, will direct King’s show; Louis C.K. uses a director for his stand-up, right?

After the jump, check out what you could expect from Larry’s stand-up; he laid down a few jokes on Leno’s show in December.

Anyway, what do you think? Are you going to go see Larry King perform live stand-up comedy?

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