Never one for mere idle talk, obviously, Larry King has confirmed a series of dates for “Larry King: Standing Up,” an autobiographical one-man show in which the recently retired CNN host will spend 45 minutes struggling to get out of a Barcalounger. Ha ha! No, really, it’s a comedic look at King’s “life growing up as a street-smart kid in Brooklyn,” where he narrowly avoided scrapes with neighborhood toughs by distracting them with simplistic questions, and will also cover his many years as a broadcast journalist, ending with a Q&A in which King will submit himself to being grilled by an audience that demands he release the missing 51 minutes of The Judds tapes. Where are the Judd Tapes, Larry??!
King’s tour kicks off April 14 in Torrington, Conn.—with stops in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Westbury, NY, Baltimore, Atlantic City, Reno, Las Vegas, and more dates to come—and it will be directed by Jim Millan, best known for his work on The Kids In The Hall’s touring shows and The Marijuana-Logues. Do we need a “drag” or “dazed and confused” joke here, or are we good? I think we’re good.
Here's a clip of King doing some stand-up on The Tonight Show back in December: