Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by trickblue, Jun 13, 2006.
Wow you can not even tell it is the same guy.
Holy crap! Is that really him?
If so, he does a DANG GOOD job of acting like a redneck!
Yep... he very much looks the part of his Nebraskan upbringing there...
For some reason it reminds me of a cross of Dave Collier (sp?) the guy that did the full house show and video show...and the guy that was also a comedian on Seinfeld that would say, That's golden jerry...can not remember the guy or his characters name.
Dave Coulier and Steve Hytner (Kenny Banya)... That's gold Jerry... GOLD...
and you are right... he could be the product of that unholy union...
Daniel Lawrence Whitney (born February 17, 1963 in Pawnee City, Nebraska), better known by the stage name Larry the Cable Guy, is an American stand-up comedian and one of the co-stars of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and the subsequent series Blue Collar TV. He also starred in the feature-length movie Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, and will soon star alongside close friend Bill Engvall in the upcoming film Delta Farce.
When he was sixteen, Whitney's family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida. He attended the Kings Academy in West Palm Beach, where his father worked as the principal of Kings Academy's elementary school. Whitney played an instrument in the pep band. As a teenager he worked at Wendy's. He attended college at Baptist University of America in Georgia, where he says that his roommates "frosted the dialect cake for me." In 1985, he began doing stand-up comedy at the Comedy Club in West Palm Beach on amateur nights at the encouragment of friends and coworkers; and, in 1991, he began doing radio comedy, where he would call into stations as fictional characters. The "Larry" character was created after his friend from a station asked him to call in as a cable installer.
He started in Tampa Bay followed by stints at Rock 100 WDIZ and 101.1 WJRR Orlando before hooking up with the Blue Collar Boys. He became known in the South in the early '90s when he made regular guest radio appearances on programs such as the Ron and Ron Show. He was also a regular during the late 1990s on 101.9 The Edge in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday mornings when he would call into Chris Baker's morning show. "Larry"'s trademarks are "redneck"-style humor delivered while speaking in an affected thick Southern accent, recounting bizarre stories about his "family," and the phrase "Git-R-Done!" He is also known for his other commonly used expressions, such as "I don't care who you are. That's funny right there," "Lord, I apologize for that one there, and be with all the starving Pygmies down there in New Guinea, Amen!," "What the hell is this, Russia?," "That's Right," "Toddler Mail," "Edible Britches," and "Do you believe that?" Often during his acts, a woman in the audience yells out that she loves him. He usually responds by saying, "I told you to wait in the truck" - a line cribbed from Tom Waits. He also sings christmas songs like "Donny the ******," "Titty Bar Christmas," and "I Pissed My Pants". He uses analogies like "Madder than a skin head watching the Jeffersons," "Madder than a car load of queers getting pulled over for doin a 69 in a 55".
I've now lost all respect for him!
Not suprised. He grew up where I live now, (the radio guys are always talking about his early days) and except for the occassional transplant, I seem to be the only person within 100 miles that has a thick Southern or Texan accent. No rednecks over here.
It's just like the hip hop stuff. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and many of those early rappers were actually suburbanite kids, not born in the ghetto. I'm sure there are a lot of "rednecks" who never rode a horse, drove a truck, wore boots, or drank moonshine.