Larry the Cable Guy brings a hilarity to stand up comedy that most people simply aren’t used to. His southern accent, which he admittedly exaggerates, gives blue collar individuals and everyone else alike a way to relate to this hilarious funnyman. After getting his start by making guest appearances on radio shows, he gained quick fame on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour alongside Jeff Foxworthy, the comedian of “You might be a redneck” fame. Larry went on to have two comedy albums receive gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.
Those two albums, though, were not even close to the end of his story. Larry the Cable Guy, who has never actually been a cable guy, went on to get roasted on Comedy Central; and once a celebrity has made it to Comedy Central Roast status, it’s obvious to anyone who had tickets or watched the show that the star really “made it”. Fortunately for the redneck hero, this roast didn’t signify the end of a long career like it usually does for others.
In fact, the loveable sleeveless shirt wearing comedian gained his own show, Only in America, on the History Channel. He was even allowed into the White House’s War Room during filming of the show. What makes this story even more amazing is his actual humble beginnings; since it may have been difficult for anyone to guess that a little boy raised on a pig farm in Nebraska would one day grow up to be Larry the Cable Guy. As it turns out, however, that little farm boy really knew how to “Git-R-Done”.
Even with a sometimes busy schedule involving filming for the History Channel, Larry still finds time to tour around the country to let his fans know he loves them. Even children love the shows since the unlikely star lent his voice to Mater on the Pixar movie Cars. And for those who miss Larry in concert halls on the big screen, the December 2013 release of A Madea Christmas will undoubtedly be exciting. As Larry likes to say, “I don’t care who ya are, that’s funny right there”.