Larry the Cable Guy is a popular and successful stand-up comic. He has made millions laugh with his overtop southern character and redneck material. He’s also the originator of the popular phrase, “Git-R-Done!” While Larry the Cable Guy and his act play to country music sensibilities you don’t need to be from the south or wear a cowboy hat to enjoy his stand-up routine. His humor is universal.
“This guy goes to his doctor one day and the doctor says, ‘I have bad news, and worse news.’ He says, ‘What's the bad news?’ The doctor says, ‘You got 24 hours to live.’ He says, ‘What's the worse news?’ Doctor says, ‘I forgot to call you yesterday.’” – Larry the Cable Guy
Larry the Cable Guy’s real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney. He was born February 17, 1967 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He now lives in Lincoln and is an ardent supporter of Nebraska Cornhuskers football.
Whitney has never worked for a cable company.
Whitney began his career as a radio personality. He appeared on numerous radio shows broadcasting out of the Midwest and the East Coast. His stand-up career blossomed after he created the Larry the Cable Guy persona. It became so popular that Whitney began doing it full time.
In 1995, Larry the Cable Guy released his first album, Law and Disorder. It was his third comedy album however, that earned him national exposure.
Released in 2001, Lord, I Apologize is Larry’s first number one comedy album as well as his first gold record. His next two comedy albums, A Very Larry Christmas and The Right to Bare Arms, also went to number one. Furthermore, both were certified gold.
The Right to Bare Arms topped the country music albums chart and did so for a month.
Off and on from 2000 to 2006, Larry the Cable Guy was part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour along with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Ron White. In 2004, the blue collar comedians received their own television program on the now defunct The WB.
Larry the Cable Guy has starred in several films (Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Delta Farce, and Witless Protection) all have been universally panned. He did hit it big in the Disney film franchise Cars as the voice of “Mater.”