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Wayne Brady will host the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner on June 8 after Louis C.K. dropped the gig last month.
Politico confirmed Tuesday that Brady, who currently hosts Let’s Make a Deal and is likely best known for his time on improv show Whose Line is it Anyway?, was picked as the replacement host. And as the D.C. news outlet observed, it looks like the event organizers are opting for a safe choice in Brady, who is decidedly on the family-friendly end of the comedian spectrum.
Louis C.K. dropped out of the dinner's hosting spot after Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren asked conservative colleagues to boycott the dinner based on a series of tweets the comedian had made about Sarah Palin. At the time, Van Susteren said the comedian "denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh."
Speaking to The Wrap, the comedian explained his decision to leave the hosting gig: "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, so I have no reason to be in conflict with anybody right now."