By our guest blogger, Nick Hanover
Because apparently no one knows how to tell Larry King to just retire already, the dazed and confused interviewer will now be pursuing stand-up comedy, according to the NY Times. Yes, that's right, the Larry King, man behind such fantastic interviews as the one where he tried to get Jon Stewart to say that he wants bad things to happen so he can make jokes about it (Jon Stewart: "Are you insane?!"), is now taking his show on the road.
King, who is nearly 80, was the host of his eponymous interview show on CNN for 25 years until he finally retired in December of last year. Because you can only haunt buffets for so many hours of your day, King is launching his tour in April and will be sticking to mostly East Coast cities, though a date for Las Vegas is confirmed. Weirdly, King's show, which is called "Larry King: Standing Up" but will likely include lots of naps in a recliner, is set to be directed by Jim Millan, who is best known as the creative director of the legendary comedy troupe Kids in the Hall.
My sincere hope is that this whole thing is some kind of prank by the Kids in the Hall, who have recently reunited for a few projects. In the best possible scenario, this Larry King stand-up idea will just feature Larry King sitting in a chair crushing the audience's head.
Actually, I would pay to see that.