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Larry the Cable Guy
Larry the Cable Guy.jpg
Birth name Daniel Lawrence Whitney
Born February 17, 1963 (1963-02-17) (age 47)
Nebraska, U.S.
Medium Stand-up
Television
Film
Radio
Nationality American
Years active 1991–present
Genres Character comedy, Redneck comedy, Country comedy
Subject(s) Culture of the Southern United States, obesity, human sexuality, political correctness, self-deprecation, family, personal hygiene
Spouse Cara Whitney
Notable works and roles Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One For the Road; Delta Farce; Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector; Witless Protection
Website Official site

Daniel Lawrence Whitney (born February 17, 1963), better known by the stage name Larry the Cable Guy, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is one of the co-stars of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a comedy troupe which also includes Bill Engvall and Jeff Foxworthy, with whom he has starred on Blue Collar TV, and Ron White.

Larry the Cable Guy has released seven comedy albums, of which three have been certified gold by the RIAA for shipments of 500,000 copies. In addition, he has starred in three Blue Collar Comedy Tour-related movies, as well as in the films Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Delta Farce, and Witless Protection. He does the voice of Mater in the Disney/Pixar films Cars and Cars 2. His catchphrase, Git-R-Done!, is the title of his book.

On January 26, 2010, the History Channel announced it was ordering a series starring Larry the Cable Guy, tentatively titled "Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy," in which the comedian explores the country, immersing himself in different lifestyles, jobs and hobbies.[1]

Contents

Career

Whitney started a career in radio as a disc jockey in Blue Springs, Missouri. He became known in the South in the early 1990s when he made regular radio appearances via phone on programs such as The Ron and Ron Show, The Chris Baker Show on 101.9 The Edge and Z-92's The Todd and Tyler Show in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as the Kirk, Mark, and Lopez morning show on 98 Rock in Baltimore, Maryland. He was also a frequent guest on the Johnny Dare and Murphy show on 98.9, KQRC, Kansas City. He also did appearances on Real Radio 104.1 in Orlando, Florida, on the Monsters in the Mid Day (presently the Monsters in the Morning), as he was a personal friend of BlackBean (Carlos Navarro) with whom he had done voice-over work. He was brought to New England on Greg and the Morning Buzz on WHEB 100.3 and WGIR 101.1 in Portsmouth and Manchester, New Hampshire, respectively, doing two commentaries a week.

He became famous developing the Larry character, a persona that he now maintains throughout his stage act. The Larry character is characterized by a stereotypical redneck appearance, off-color humor, recounting stories about his "family", and using, among other common expressions, his own catchphrase "Git-R-Done!" A part of Whitney's routine is his affected Southern accent. He says in interviews and in his autobiographical book GIT-R-DONE that he deliberately "turns on" the accent both on and off stage, because he may forget it if he kept his normal accent intact.[2] He uses catchphrase humor, including "Git-R-Done," "Lord, I apologize," and "I don't care who ya are, that's funny right there" after particularly egregious jokes. He appears in Nutrisystem commercials with Dan Marino. Marino delivers the catchphrase, "Git-R-Done," and is shown dressed in Whitney's trademark attire, including a pair of jeans, a cut off, untucked flannel shirt, and camouflage hat.

He has also seen success from his comedic activities. His first two comedy albums, Lord, I Apologize (2001), and The Right To Bare Arms (2005), have both been certified gold by the RIAA. A third album, Morning Constitutions, and its accompanying TV special were released in 2007.

In 2006 he was approached by Comedy Central to voice a character for an as-yet-unnamed animated series. The show would involve his character as one of two owners of a small cable channel (the other, a high-classed, high-attitude woman). A half-hour pilot was ordered by the network, but has yet to air.[3]

Whitney was roasted in a Comedy Central special on March 15, 2009.[4] During the roast he can be heard greeting roasters out of character and in his normal speaking voice, as well as being called "Dan" by Bill Engvall.

"Larry the Cable Guy" is a partial owner of three Robinson Bucking Bulls that participate in the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), Inc. One world champion bull is named Chicken On A Chain, another top bull is named Booger Butt, and also Git R Done is one of their bulls.

Radio career

Whitney was a radio personality on:

Discography

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Comedy US Country US CAN Country
2001 Lord, I Apologize
  • Released: October 30, 2001
  • Label: Hip-O Records
1 53 *
  • US: Gold
2004 A Very Larry Christmas
  • Released: November 16, 2004
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
1 8 43 *
  • US: Gold
2005 The Right to Bare Arms
  • Released: March 29, 2005
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
1 1 7 31
  • US: Gold
2007 Morning Constitutions
  • Released: April 3, 2007
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
1 5 16 *
Christmastime in Larryland
  • Released: October 3, 2007
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
1 12 42 *
2009 On the Can
  • Released: July 21, 2009
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
7 50
Tailgate Party
  • Released: September 22, 2009
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
1 19 71 34

Filmography

Notes

External links

Blue Collar Comedy
The Tour
The MovieRides AgainOne for the Road
The Television Show
The Comedians
Jeff FoxworthyLarry the Cable GuyBill EngvallRon White
Reno Collier • Juston McKinney • Jamie KalerJohn Caparulo

Larry the Cable Guy
File:Larry the Cable
Birth name Daniel Whitney
Born February 17, 1963 (1963-02-17) (age 47)
Pawnee City, Nebraska, U.S.
Medium Stand-up
Television
Film
Radio
Nationality American
Years active 1991–present
Genres Character comedy, Redneck comedy, Country comedy
Subject(s) Culture of the Southern United States, obesity, human sexuality, political correctness, self-deprecation, family, personal hygiene
Spouse Cara Whitney (2005-present) 2 children
Notable works and roles Blue Collar Comedy Tour; Delta Farce; Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector; Witless Protection
Website Official site

Daniel Lawrence Whitney (born February 17, 1963), better known by the stage name "Larry the Cable Guy", is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is one of the co-stars of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a comedy troupe which also includes Bill Engvall and Jeff Foxworthy, with whom he has starred on Blue Collar TV, and Ron White.

Larry the Cable Guy has released seven comedy albums, of which three have been certified gold by the RIAA for shipments of 500,000 copies. In addition, he has starred in three Blue Collar Comedy Tour-related movies, as well as in the films Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Delta Farce, and Witless Protection. He has also provided the voice of Mater in the Disney/Pixar films Cars and Cars 2. His catchphrase, Git-R-Done!, is the title of his book.

On January 26, 2010, the History Channel announced it was ordering a series starring Larry the Cable Guy, tentatively titled "Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy," in which the comedian explores the country, immersing himself in different lifestyles, jobs and hobbies.[1]

Contents

Early life

Whitney went to college at the now defunct Baptist University of America.[2] He credits his roommates from Texas and Georgia for developing his Southern accent skill.[3] He dropped out after his junior year after trying his hand at comedy.[3]

Career

Whitney started his career in radio as a disc jockey in Blue Springs, Missouri. He became known in the South in the early 1990s when he made regular radio appearances via phone on programs such as The Ron and Ron Show, The Chris Baker Show on 101.9 The Edge and Z-92's The Todd and Tyler Show in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as the Kirk, Mark, and Lopez morning show on 98 Rock in Baltimore, Maryland. He was also a frequent guest on the Johnny Dare and Murphy show on 98.9, KQRC, Kansas City. He also did appearances on Real Radio 104.1 in Orlando, Florida, on the Monsters in the Mid Day (presently the Monsters in the Morning), as he was a personal friend of BlackBean (Carlos Navarro) with whom he had done voice-over work. He was brought to New England on Greg and the Morning Buzz on WHEB 100.3 and WGIR 101.1 in Portsmouth and Manchester, New Hampshire, respectively, doing two commentaries a week.

He became famous developing the Larry character, a persona that he now maintains throughout his stage act. The Larry character is characterized by a stereotypical redneck appearance, off-color humor, recounting stories about his "family", and using, among other common expressions, his own catchphrase "Git-R-Done!" A part of Whitney's routine is his affected Southern accent. He says in interviews and in his autobiographical book GIT-R-DONE that he deliberately "turns on" the accent both on and off stage, because he may forget it if he kept his normal accent intact.[4] He uses catchphrase humor, including "Git-R-Done," "Lord, I apologize," and "I don't care who ya are, that's funny right there" after certain jokes. He appears in Nutrisystem commercials with Dan Marino. Marino delivers the catchphrase, "Git-R-Done," and is shown dressed in Whitney's trademark attire, including a pair of jeans, a cut off, untucked flannel shirt, and camouflage hat.

His first two comedy albums, Lord, I Apologize (2001), and The Right To Bare Arms (2005), have both been certified gold by the RIAA. A third album, Morning Constitutions, and its accompanying TV special were released in 2007.

In 2006 he was approached by Comedy Central to voice a character for an as-yet-unnamed animated series. The show would involve his character as one of two owners of a small cable channel (the other, a high-classed, high-attitude woman). A half-hour pilot was ordered by the network, but has yet to air.[5]

Whitney was roasted in a Comedy Central special on March 15, 2009.[6] During the roast he can be heard greeting roasters out of character and in his normal speaking voice, as well as being called "Dan" by Bill Engvall.

He is a partial owner of three Robinson Bucking Bulls that participate with the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), Inc. One world champion bull is named "Chicken On A Chain", the second top bull is named "Booger Butt", and the last one is named "Git R Done".

Radio career

Whitney was a radio personality on:

Discography

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Comedy US Country US CAN Country
2001 Lord, I Apologize
  • Released: October 30, 2001
  • Label: Hip-O Records
1 53 *
  • US: Gold
2004 A Very Larry Christmas
  • Released: November 16, 2004
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
1 8 43 *
  • US: Gold
2005 The Right to Bare Arms
  • Released: March 29, 2005
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
1 1 7 31
  • US: Gold
2007 Morning Constitutions
  • Released: April 3, 2007
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
1 5 16 *
Christmastime in Larryland
  • Released: October 3, 2007
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
1 12 42 *
2009 On the Can
  • Released: July 21, 2009
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
7 50
Tailgate Party
  • Released: September 22, 2009
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
1 19 71 34

Music videos

Year Video Director
2005 "All Jacked Up" (w/Gretchen Wilson) Deaton-Flanigen/Gretchen Wilson

Filmography

Notes

External links

Blue Collar Comedy
The Tour
The MovieRides AgainOne for the Road
The Television Show
The Comedians
Jeff FoxworthyLarry the Cable GuyBill EngvallRon White
Reno Collier • Juston McKinney • Jamie KalerJohn Caparulo

Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Daniel Lawrence Whitney (born February 17, 1963), better known by the stage name Larry the Cable Guy, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is one of the co-stars of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a comedy troupe which also includes Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, and Ron White, with whom he has starred on Blue Collar TV.

Larry the Cable Guy has released five comedy albums, of which three have been certified gold by the RIAA for shipments of 500,000 copies. In addition, he has starred in three Blue Collar Comedy Tour-related movies, as well as in the films Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Delta Farce, and Witless Protection. He also performed the voice of Mater in the Disney/Pixar film Cars.

Git-R-Done (album)

  • [In reference to Playstation Football] Here's an idea, why don't they make a button that says frickin' "pass"!
  • Then there's a feller who got hit by a train! How the - how the heck do y'get hit by a train! I mean it's not like it'll jump up and attack ya at the last minute or nothin'! There's, like, a railroad there to give ya, y'know, a heads up sign! I tell ya, if you ever gonna get hit by a train, do this: [steps to side] TA-DA! There ya go! Attaboy!
  • This lady's suing everybody in the whole friggin' county! She's like, she's like, "My husband got his leg bit by a shark and no one jumped in and saved him!" No shit, lady! It's a friggin' shark! Get off your fat ass and save him! That's jus' like asking a retard to go out and beat up Jackie Chan! Well, the waterhead's gonna get his ass kicked! I tell ya, put that shark out in the parking lot of Walmart, I'll kick the shit outa him! I'll beat him silly all day long!
  • Oh like you never did that before! Every man - every man has done this! Just tuck your weiner between your legs, run around your house, lookit at yourself in the mirror, and say, "Oh, hey there, I'm Roseanne!" You know like on the Rosie O'Fatass show,
  • That was scarier than Richard Simmons chasin' after you with a box of rubbers!
  • Boy I tell you what, if I were a girl, I'd never shave! I'd look like I'm smuggling around Chewbacca in my underbritches!

Git-R-Done (book)

  • (intro) Well, here we go. This is the first book I've written since 1975, when I was in the 7th grade and wrote Boogers Are Good Eatin'. (p. 1)
  • I used to date a girl named Alice. I met her at Hooters. She didn't have big boobs, but she could turn her head in a circle just like an owl. (p. 2)
  • A great-great grandpa (there might be another great in there, I'm not sure) offered a gun and horse to anyone that would join the Confederacy in '64. Who cares if it was 1964. Give the guy a break. He had Alzheimer's and thought he was Jefferson Davis. (p. 5)
  • Actually, you can make pretty good cash on stage without being a comedian or a stripper. My brother once won a talent contest by fartin' the song "Dixie" through an oil funnel. He not only took home 500 bucks, he got to meet Regis after the show. Who says dreams don't come true? (p. 11)
  • I went to the Talladega 500 with a girl I had just met. She was very sweet with childlike qualities. No titties! (p. 113)
  • I got so pissed I took a little poll to see if anyone was sick of gettin' taxed as much as I am. I called 100 people one night and here's the results: everyone I pollled said, "You dumb ass, it's three o'clock in the morning!" (p. 131)
  • Have you noticed lately how video games are getting way more sexually explicit and violent? I really gotta buy me one of them games! (p. 197)
  • [M]y buddy Ron (Tater Salad) White talks about drinking my dip cup accidentally to swallow some aspirin. I was there when it happened and laughed my ass off. Was he amused? Of coursre not, but since it wasn't me drinkin' week-old Skoal spit it was downright comical! (p. 230)

Morning Constitutions (2007 album)

  • Out in San Fransisco, this is what they've got, a gay Mafia. If you're in a gay Mafia and get whacked, is that good or bad? [gay tone] "Say hello to my little friend!"
  • I dated this retarded woman once but we broke up, we couldn't agree on anything. I'd say "tomato", she'd say "bowling shoes!"
  • Did you know that when a baby poops its diaper, you're not supposed to hit him with a rolled up newspaper?
  • A friend of mine went fishing and caught a rainbow trout, but he threw it back 'cause he said he didn't want a gay fish.
  • [about Fruit of the Loom] What does fruit have to do with underwear? Except I guess when you pull your underwear down you go, "Oh, I should've eaten more fruit."
  • My mom went to that same doctor and got a butt lift. It's a little too lifted, I think, alright. Now every time she farts only dogs can hear it.
  • I had a buddy of mine call up the other day, all upset 'cause he slept with his third cousin. And I'm like, "Man, if it upsets you that much, quit countin' them!"







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