The “Let’s Make a Deal” star will host the June 8 political dinner
With Louis C.K. dropping out last month, the Radio and Television Correspondents Association has chosen a new, less controversial host for its annual dinner in Washington, D.C.: comedian and "Let's Make a Deal" host Wayne Brady.
RTCA said Brady will host the RTCA dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on June 8. Brady tweeted: "Looking forward to RTCA dinner performance. I like shutting folks up and this [is] another chance to do what I do live. Just part of the job."
Louis C.K., meanwhile, explained to TheWrap his reasons for dropping out of the dinner after Fox News host Greta Van Susteren objected to months-old tweets in which he went over the top in insulting Sarah Palin.
"I wasn't going to stand there and defend something I didn't really feel like doing anyway," C.K. said. "I wasn't that excited about it, I didn't want to cause them problems, I didn't think it was what they invited when they hired me. And I didn't think about it much. It was like one morning I woke up, I heard there was static. I'm in production (on his FX comedy, "Louis"), so I have no reason to be in conflict with anybody right now."