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Larry The Cable Guy

Stand-Up Comedian and Actor; Known for the Phrase "Git-R-Done!"

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Larry The Cable Guy Biography

Armed with a thick southern accent, and sporting outfits that favor baseball caps and cut-off shirts, Larry the Cable Guy, born Dan Whitney, has parlayed his "regular Joe" shtick into sold-out stadium shows, popular TV spots and an early, but successful movie career. He has become one of the top grossing stand-up comedians working today.

In 1986, Whitney stepped into a comedy club to try out his comedy act. The chance to perform appealed to him, and two years later, he gave up his job as a bellhop at a local Ramada Inn to make comedy the focus of his life. That didn't mean an instant morphing into Larry the Cable Guy, though.

To make a name for himself, Whitney pounded the pavement, hitting small clubs and eventually finding steady work as a radio DJ. In 1991 he started to gain some notoriety as a regular caller on radio shows across the country, where he played out various characters, most notably a blue-collar southerner whose line of work was installing television cable. On a bit of a whim, the comedian introduced the character on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show radio program, where he closed out the short segment with a line that's as branded as the character itself: "Get 'er done." Larry the Cable Guy was born.

Dan Whitney had found his voice. He'd also found some like-minded comedian friends, including another up-and-comer named Jeff Foxworthy, whom he'd met in the mid 1980s. Together the two "riffed on old country accents" and told "jokes to each other that way." As Foxworthy's career blossomed, so did his friend's. Larry became a regular on Foxworthy's Country Countdown Show, and eventually the comedian syndicated his act to radio markets around the country. Real success and real wealth came about in 2000, when Foxworthy invited his friend to join him and fellow comedian Bill Engvall on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

The show turned into a smash success, grossing $15 million, and selling another 1 million DVDs. The following year, Larry released his full-length CD, Lord, I Apologize. The name comes from another signature Larry the Cable Guy line, which went on to sell more than 500,000 copies.

Soon, Larry the Cable Guy (his face, his voice, his shtick) was everywhere; on The Tonight Show, on Live with Regis and Kelly, on Comedy Central of course, on the big screen as the voice of Mater in the 2006 animated movie hit, "Cars," and in stadiums across the country. His DVD special, Git-R-Done, which was released in 2005, sold more than 1 million copies and went platinum. That same year, the audio CD, The Right to Bear Arms hit stores and captured Billboard's comedy album of the year. It debuted at No. 7 on the charts, making it the highest selling comedy record since Steve Martin more than 30 years before.

The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, too, has been resurrected several times for many big-ratings TV performances, including a 2006 Washington, D.C., show that later earned a Grammy award.

In September 2009, Larry the Cable Guy released his fifth audio CD, Tailgate Party, a live performance that was recorded at the University Nebraska's Memorial Stadium before a packed house of 53,000 fans.

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    Speaking fees for Larry The Cable Guy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Larry The Cable Guy are $100,000 - $200,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Larry The Cable Guy, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
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    Larry The Cable Guy generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Larry The Cable Guy’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Larry The Cable Guy for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Larry The Cable Guy for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Larry The Cable Guy or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Larry The Cable Guy Biography

Armed with a thick southern accent, and sporting outfits that favor baseball caps and cut-off shirts, Larry the Cable Guy, born Dan Whitney, has parlayed his "regular Joe" shtick into sold-out stadium shows, popular TV spots and an early, but successful movie career. He has become one of the top grossing stand-up comedians working today.

In 1986, Whitney stepped into a comedy club to try out his comedy act. The chance to perform appealed to him, and two years later, he gave up his job as a bellhop at a local Ramada Inn to make comedy the focus of his life. That didn't mean an instant morphing into Larry the Cable Guy, though.

To make a name for himself, Whitney pounded the pavement, hitting small clubs and eventually finding steady work as a radio DJ. In 1991 he started to gain some notoriety as a regular caller on radio shows across the country, where he played out various characters, most notably a blue-collar southerner whose line of work was installing television cable. On a bit of a whim, the comedian introduced the character on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show radio program, where he closed out the short segment with a line that's as branded as the character itself: "Get 'er done." Larry the Cable Guy was born.

Dan Whitney had found his voice. He'd also found some like-minded comedian friends, including another up-and-comer named Jeff Foxworthy, whom he'd met in the mid 1980s. Together the two "riffed on old country accents" and told "jokes to each other that way." As Foxworthy's career blossomed, so did his friend's. Larry became a regular on Foxworthy's Country Countdown Show, and eventually the comedian syndicated his act to radio markets around the country. Real success and real wealth came about in 2000, when Foxworthy invited his friend to join him and fellow comedian Bill Engvall on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

The show turned into a smash success, grossing $15 million, and selling another 1 million DVDs. The following year, Larry released his full-length CD, Lord, I Apologize. The name comes from another signature Larry the Cable Guy line, which went on to sell more than 500,000 copies.

Soon, Larry the Cable Guy (his face, his voice, his shtick) was everywhere; on The Tonight Show, on Live with Regis and Kelly, on Comedy Central of course, on the big screen as the voice of Mater in the 2006 animated movie hit, "Cars," and in stadiums across the country. His DVD special, Git-R-Done, which was released in 2005, sold more than 1 million copies and went platinum. That same year, the audio CD, The Right to Bear Arms hit stores and captured Billboard's comedy album of the year. It debuted at No. 7 on the charts, making it the highest selling comedy record since Steve Martin more than 30 years before.

The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, too, has been resurrected several times for many big-ratings TV performances, including a 2006 Washington, D.C., show that later earned a Grammy award.

In September 2009, Larry the Cable Guy released his fifth audio CD, Tailgate Party, a live performance that was recorded at the University Nebraska's Memorial Stadium before a packed house of 53,000 fans.

Larry The Cable Guy Videos

  • Larry the Cable Guy Goes Off On Crooked Hillary - YouTube
  • Walmart - Larry the Cable Guy - YouTube

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  • How do I book Larry The Cable Guy to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Larry The Cable Guy for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Larry The Cable Guy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Larry The Cable Guy or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Larry The Cable Guy

    Speaking fees for Larry The Cable Guy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Larry The Cable Guy are $100,000 - $200,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Larry The Cable Guy, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Larry The Cable Guy speak about?

    Larry The Cable Guy is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Actors, Comedians, University Speakers.
  • Where does Larry The Cable Guy travel from?

    Larry The Cable Guy generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Larry The Cable Guy’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Larry The Cable Guy for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Larry The Cable Guy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Larry The Cable Guy or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Larry The Cable Guy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Larry The Cable Guy for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Larry The Cable Guy generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dave Coulier, Nick Offerman, Ken Jeong, Kenan Thompson and Rob Schneider. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Larry The Cable Guy for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Larry the Cable Guy Goes Off On Crooked Hillary - YouTube
    Walmart - Larry the Cable Guy - YouTube

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