• Louis C.K. Will Not Host Radio and Television Correspondents' Dinner

    Everybody can relax. There's no need to panic. Greta Van Susteren does not need to go through with her threatened boycott of the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner. 

    Thank god, right? I can't even imagine a Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner without pained smile of Greta Van Susteren staring up from the crowd. Or, to be more precise, I don't want to imagine

    The comedian Louis C.K. has withdrawn from his role as the host of a dinner for the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association in Washington, a press representative for the comedian said on Friday.

    No further explanation for Louis C.K.'s cancellation was given by his press agent, but the announcement comes one day after the conservative Fox News commentator Greta Van Susteren called for a boycott of the event.

    What further explanation did he need to provide? That was clearly the reason. C.K. must have been feeling the heat from inside the industry. You know how they are. Do your very worst, but please, do not rob us of our Greta Van Susteren

    "He uses filthy language about women… yes, the C word… and yes, even to describe a woman candidate for Vice President of the United States. It isn't just Governor Palin he denigrates. He denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh.

    "I refuse to show any support for this guy or for the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner Committee who hired him. I think the organization that hired him is just as bad as he is. It is no secret that he denigrates women."

    She's sure got his number, doesn't she? Always with the denigrating of women, that guy. Am I right? Van Susteren has clearly watched seconds, or possibly even minutes (yes, I'd go as high two) of his act.

    For what it's worth — and despite the fact that she's a little bit late to the outrage party — I don't completely disagree with her. Only almost completely. I happen to think that Louis C.K. would have been an awful host for an event like that.

    Oh, man! So bad! And this is coming from somebody who puts C.K. in the pantheon of his all time favorite stand-up comedians (right up there with Patton Oswalt, Eddie Murphy, David Cross, Bill Cosby and Herman Cain). His whole act is a simulated stream of consciousness. He stumbles into every joke and makes it seem like he just thought of it a second ago. And then there's the constant stream of profanities. Not exactly Correspondent Dinner host material.

    And, you know what, based upon this interview from The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon a few months ago, I don't think C.K. would disagree…


    Tags: Correspondents' Dinner, Fox News, Greta Van Susteren, Louis C.K., Sarah Palin

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