Larry King named new 'dean' of Friars Club

*** FILE *** In an image provided by CNN, talk show host Larry King is shown on the set of his program "Larry King Live" at the CNN studios in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 17, 2005. King, who interviewed statesmen and stars from a prime-time perch at CNN for 25 years but has faded in ratings and influence lately, said Tuesday June 29, 2010 that he will step down this fall from his nightly show. (AP Photo/CNN, Rose M. Prouser, File)

January 15, 2014 7:05:16 AM PST
Larry King will soon help rule the roasts at the Friars Club.

The longtime TV and radio host is the new dean of the century-old organization famous for its raunchy celebrity tributes.

The Friars announced Wednesday that King will succeed Freddie Roman and serve for the next two years. The 80-year-old King will assist Friars Club "abbot" Jerry Lewis and the board of directors in overseeing the roasts, dinners and other events.

Previous Friars deans include radio personality William B. Williams and vaudeville star Harry Delf.

Load Comments