Louis C.K. Pulls Out of Radio & Television Congressional Correspondence Dinner Speech

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The comedian and TV star was scheduled to headline the annual event; Fox News host Greta Van Susteren said she would refuse to attend if he hosted.

Louis C.K. will not be speaking at the 68th annual Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents dinner, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The stand-up comedian and creator/star of FX's Louie had been announced as the headlining act for the journalists' celebration back in January, but CNN's Peter Hamby, who first tweeted the news, wrote that the star's agent explained that "He just didn't want to do it anymore."

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren wrote on her blog Thursday that she would refuse to attend if he hosted.

C.K. is an Emmy winner for his work on The Chris Rock Show and earned four more nominations last year for his edgy FX series and his stand-up special Louis C.K.: Hilarious.