Larry King In ‘Daily Show’ Talks, Viacom Increases Suspender Budget

Monday, March 14 by

“Journalist” Larry King has been speaking with”The Daily Show” execs about contributing…whatever the hell he brings to the table. Softball questions? Awkward stares into the camera? Larry King has announced via Twitter that he’s embarking on a comedy tour, so perhaps he’s been sitting on a stockpile of wit that CNN never let him demonstrate. I’m doubtful, but for “The Daily Show” to see something in him, maybe he deserves the benefit of the doubt. It’s unlikely they’ll need him to serve as “resident hot girl,” but if he does…then God help us all.

Per Deadline, the program actually reached out to him, suggesting that perhaps they’re trying to expand their demographic to include the type of people that are still interested in the JonBenet Ramsey case and Michael Jackson‘s doctor. No other info is available, as the conversations are preliminary, but his contributions would be similar to those of John Hodgman and Lewis Black (in frequency, anyway), so Jon Stewart‘s job is safe. For now.

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  1. March 14, 2011 12:50 pm


    i’ve seen comedians become pundits/politicians – it’s not usually the other way around.

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