Louis C.K. snags hosting duties at political gig
December 19th, 2011
12:46 PM ET

Louis C.K. snags hosting duties at political gig

Guess who's coming to dinner? None other than Louis C.K.

The comedian has been selected as the featured speaker for the 68th Annual Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents' Dinner, to be held in June.

According to a press release, the black tie event is "traditionally attended by the President, the Congressional Leadership, media executives, Capitol Hill broadcast journalists and prominent newsmakers."

The comic is perhaps best known for his starring role in the FX original comedy series "Louie" and his stand-up work, which includes his recent comedy special, “Louis C.K.: Live at The Beacon Theater.”

Filed under: 2012 Election • Celebrities • Politainment

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  1. chilipepper

    I like his show. But alot of the humor is shock humor Louie talks alot about very disgusting things. I don't think his image is good for a politcal party.

    December 20, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
    • james

      hes not supposed to represent a political party, the whole point of the event is for one day, a comedian gets to skewer politicians and the fawning media that report on politics and all they can do is look on, and in the morning try to pretend that what was said about them has no basis in "real americans" thought process. One night to speak truth to power, hes supposed to be the "anti"-image. thats the entire point.

      December 27, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The Måd Råp3r

    No one will ever top this. Colbert at his best.


    December 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Superhiro

      Yea that performance was classic. Political affiliations aside, you have to admit, Colbert destroyed that room.

      December 19, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ladavious

    Rather than to be one of those d!cks that comment who,I googled him his pretty funny you have to think when talks that's what I liked about him.

    December 19, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. omg

    Love him. He's one of the best comedians out there right now.

    December 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lewis

    I watched his show a few times and I don't get it. Jay Leno called his show the funniest thing out there. It is not. It's down right crude. Body functions are his main stay and he really has this anal thing. Can't stand him actually.

    December 19, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. WM3

    Oh, I'll bet THAT'LL go reeeeeeaaaaaal smooth!

    December 19, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |

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