Larry King Plans Comedy Tour

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 27: Television host Larry King speaks during the 36th annual Vision Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on June 27, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.

Larry King will be steering his career in a new direction after signing off of his CNN show on Dec. 16: The longtime talk show host says he wants to do a comedy tour.

King told New York magazine, "I'm funny. I'm going to do stand-up. That's what I love."

King has been approached with numerous job offers for his post-Larry King Live life, including hosting a show called Bright People where "both sides would be heard. With dignity." King hasn't agreed to any work on any of the proposed projects besides hosting four specials a year for CNN but he is intent on keeping busy. "I’m worried it’s 4:30 in the afternoon and I don’t have anywhere to go,” he said.

America's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan takes over Larry King Live with his own show, Piers Morgan Tonight, in January.