Sunday, May 26, 2024

Larry King Sets New Dates for Previously Cancelled Stand Up Shows


For about a year Larry King has been promising to bring his stand up show to theaters. From what I can tell, announcements from February 2010 resulted mostly in cancellations. (One one bill it looks like he was paired, oddly, with Todd Rundgren. Cancellation may have been due to lack of psychedelic drugs.)

I’m not sure if this was from low ticket sales or Larry’s inability to perform. However, I was told he’s booked two new shows in the New york Area:February 2nd  at the Palace Theater in Stamford and February 4th at Whitman Hall in the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. I sure hope he makes it. According to various online ticket brokers, he’s got some dates in Florida this winter, too–I’m sorry I’ll miss him on January 22nd in Naples, Florida, but maybe my mom and dad will go and report back.

If Larry really wanted some good material, he could talk about how his show is bring produced. His father in law, Karl Engemann, who has a long history in the music business (original A&R man for the Beach Boys at Capitol Records) and former manager of Marie Osmond, is producing Larry’s show. You may recall Larry’s wife, Shawn, nearly divorcing him a couple of years ago because she said Larry was having an affair with her sister. So, Larry, please, no more cancellations. And Larry can also tell audiences about his upcoming movie starring Shawn, himself, and 11 year old Paris Jackson.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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