HEAT UP THE BARBEQUE AND GRAB A COLD BREW
FOR THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE STAND-UP SPECIAL
“LARRY THE CABLE GUY: TAILGATE PARTY”
PREMIERING SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 AT 9:00 P.M.
NEW YORK, January 11, 2010 – Game on! COMEDY CENTRAL viewers are invited to attend the ultimate tailgate party with Larry The Cable Guy! Filmed in front of more than 50,000 people at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, the World Television Premiere of "Larry The Cable Guy: Tailgate Party," debuts Sunday, January 31 at 9:00 p.m.
Thanking his fans with $4 tickets at Memorial Stadium, Larry The Cable Guy performs in the largest comedy show ever recorded. With a truckload of new material about TV, hot dogs and “buying in bulk,” Larry gives his fans in Nebraska and on COMEDY CENTRAL one tailgate party worth celebrating in this brand-new, one-hour stand-up special debuting Sunday, January 31 on COMEDY CENTRAL.
With his signature catchphrase “Git-R-Done,” Larry is one of the country’s most popular comedians, selling out arenas and stadiums across the United States. He, along with Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall, was a part of the highly successful “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” which led to the making of “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie,” “Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again,” and “Blue Collar Comedy Tour – One For The Road,” the soundtrack of which was nominated for a Grammy® Award. Larry’s feature film success includes lead roles in “Witless Protection,” “Delta Farce,” “Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector” and the voice of “Mater” in the Golden Globe® award-winning Disney/Pixar’s “Cars.” He is also slated to voice “Mater” in the upcoming sequel. Larry’s first comedy album release, “Lord, I Apologize” was #1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts for fifteen weeks in a row and his DVD special “Git-R-Done” has been certified platinum. On the small screen, Larry executive produced and starred in “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Larry The Cable Guy,” hosted and produced CMT’s “Larry The Cable Guy’s Hula Palooza Christmas Luau” and starred in the WB’s “Blue Collar TV.” Larry won Billboard’s “Comedy Artist of the Year” and “Comedy Album of the Year” in 2005 and Billboard’s “Top Comedy Tour Award” in 2006. He is the bestselling author of Git-R-Done and was named to Forbes “Celebrity 100” list two years in a row.
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