Larry The Cable Guy
Larry The Cable Guy
With his signature catchphrase, “Git-R-Done”, Larry The Cable Guy is selling out theatres and arenas across the United States.
On July 4, 2009 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE, Larry performed in front of more than 50,000 and taped his next hour special “Tailgate Party” for Comedy Central. The show was a thank you to his fans and Nebraska for their longtime support of him. Tickets were sold for only $4.00 and the show sold out in one weekend. The special will air in January of 2010 and the DVD release will follow shortly.
Comedy Central presented “The Comedy Central Roast of Larry The Cable Guy”, which aired on March 15, 2009. The show, which Larry executive produced was the third highest rated roast in Comedy Central history, attracting 4.1 million viewers.
He also hosted and produced “Larry The Cable Guy’s Star Studded Christmas Extravaganza,” which aired on CMT to huge ratings success and he recently closed a deal for another Christmas special on CMT in 2009.
In 2008 Larry also co-starred with Ivana Milicevic, Yaphet Kotto, Peter Stormare, Joe Mantegna, Jenny McCarthy and Eric Roberts in Witless Protection. Prior to Witless Protection, in 2007 Larry starred in the film Delta Farce .His first feature Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector was released in 2006. The comedy starred Joe Pantoliano, Joanna Cassidy, and Tony Hale. When the DVD was released in August, 2006 it sold more than 1 million copies in the first week of release.
Larry is the voice of Mater in the Golden Globe winning animated feature film Cars from Disney/Pixar. Cars released in 2006 and opened at # 1 at the box office, and grossed over 200 million dollars in the US alone.
Larry was part of the highly successful concert Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which grossed more than 15 million dollars. The ensemble cast of comedians included Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall. The tour’s success led to Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie, which premiered on Comedy Central in November of 2003 and at the time, was the highest rated movie in the channel’s history. The DVD has sold more than 4 million units. The sequel Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again, has sold more than 3 million units. In March of 2006, the Blue Collar boys reunited to shoot Blue Collar Comedy Tour, One For The Road in Washington, DC at the Warner Theater. The movie had its world premiere on Comedy Central June 4, 2006, again receiving some of the highest ratings. The soundtrack was nominated for a 2006 Grammy award.
His first comedy album release Lord, I Apologize has reached gold status, selling more than 500,000 copies. The CD was # 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts for fifteen weeks in a row. Larry‘s DVD special Git-R-Done, has sold more than 1 million copies and has been certified platinum. Larry also starred in Blue Collar TV a sketch comedy series for The WB network which premiered on July 29, 2004. 5.4 million people watched the show and it was the second most watched show on television in that time period.
Larry’s comedy CD Morning Constitutions was released in 2007 and debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. His previous release, The Right To Bare Arms (Jack Records/Warner Bros. Records) debuted at # 1 on the Soundscan Comedy Chart, # 1 on the Country Chart, and # 7 on the Top 200 Chart. This marked the first time in the history of Soundscan that a comedy album has charted at # 1 on the Country Chart. It has been certified gold (500,000 units) by the RIAA. The Right To Bare Arms also received a Grammy nomination. His first Christmas CD, “A Very Larry Christmas” has also been certified platinum (1,000,000 units).
Larry has won Billboard’s 2005 Comedy Artist of the year and Comedy Album of the year. He is a bestselling author and his book Git-R-Done, (2005) debuted at # 26 on the New York Times bestseller list.
Larry was named to Forbes Celebrity 100 list two years in a row (2007 and 2006). This lists the hottest and most successful people in the entertainment industry. Larry has also received the Billboard Top Comedy Tour Award (2006).