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Posted at 9:50 PM ET, 02/23/2011

Larry King taking his comedy routine on the road -- seriously [updated]

By Lisa de Moraes

"Larry King is taking his comedy on tour" - bet you never thought you'd read THAT sentence.


Larry King will embark on a comedy tour this spring. (AP)

Larry King really has announced he's embarking on a one-man comedy show about his life and career, getting underway in April. Actually, King's father-in-law, Karl Engemann is sending Larry on the road. He's among the producers who made the announcement.

"Take my wife - please!" Times eight. Can't wait.

"I'm going to do comedy, and talk about life," King said Wednesday night, appearing on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."

The producers promise this comedy tour will be a "hilarious and insightful look" at Larry's life, starting with his childhood as a "street smart kid in Brooklyn" and continuing through his illustrious CNN show host career as the guy who interviewed presidents, generals -- and Paris Hilton and Her Bible when she got out of the slammer, which we KNEW had to be a gag at the time, but no one would believe us.

And - we're in luck! One of his stops is the Hippodrome in Baltimore! On Friday, May 13!

"Larry King's style and wit will give audiences an evening to remember," the producers promised us in their announcement.

If you buy a ticket, as a member of the audience you will also have the "extraordinary opportunity to ask their own questions of the broadcast veteran (and now stand up comedian!) in a Q&A with Larry at each performance," the producer promise.

In case you are just coming out from under a flat rock, King spent 25 years hosting a talk show on CNN, stepping down just this past December because, he said at the time, he wanted to spend more time with his family. CNN replaced King with Piers Morgan. And, speaking of comedy, just last week, while attending the premier of the Anna Nicole opera in London, King said he thought CNN had oversold Piers and that's why his ratings haven't been stellar. King also told the BBC last week he thought Morgan was "good but not that dangerous."

"And you're going to be nice to me, aren't you Larry?" Piers asked Larry on Wednesday's "Piers Morgan Tonight," in re: the topics on Larry's tour.

"No, here's what I'll say about you: 'Piers Morgan is gentle, and sweet, and not dangerous,'" King said.

"I wouldn't try that line in Britain if you go there. I don't think they'd buy it," Piers said, lamely.

The playing schedule for Larry King: STANDING UP is as follows:

Thursday, April 14 at The Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT

Friday, April 15 at the Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Saturday, April 16 at the Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, NY

Friday, May 13 at the Hippodrome in Baltimore, MD

Saturday, May 14 at the Music Box in Atlantic City, NJ

Friday, June 10 at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, NV

Saturday, June 11 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV

Additional dates an venues will be announced later, the producers said.

Here's King interviewing Paris Hilton. As you can see, it's LOL funny:

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 23, 2011; 9:50 PM ET
Categories:  TV News  
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