Larry the Cable Guy brings his latest stand-up tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall for two shows on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
CLEARWATER - One of top comedians in the country, Larry the Cable Guy brings his latest stand-up tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall for two shows on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Reno Collier will open the show.
Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and the current host of Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy for the History Channel.
Larry’s road to stardom included the 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.
Larry’s first comedy album release Lord, I Apologize has reached gold status, selling more than 500,000 copies. The CD was No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts for fifteen weeks in a row. His DVD special Git-R-Done has sold more than one million copies and has been certified platinum.
Larry’s comedy CD Morning Constitutions was released in 2007 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. His previous release, The Right To Bare Arms (Jack Records/Warner Bros. Records) debuted at No. 1 on the Soundscan Comedy Chart, No. 1 on the Country Chart, and No. 7 on the Top 200 Chart.
This marked the first time in the history of Soundscan that a comedy album has charted at No. 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.
Larry has won Billboard’s 2005 Comedy Artist of the Year and Comedy Album of the Year and he received the Billboard Top Comedy Tour Award in 2006. He is also the voice of the beloved Mater in the Golden Globe-winning animated feature films Cars and Cars 2 from Disney/Pixar. Both movies opened number one at the box office and combined have grossed more than one billion dollars worldwide. Larry has also starred in Tooth Fairy 2, Witless Protection, Delta Farce and his first feature Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. When Health Inspector was released on DVD, it sold more than one million copies in the first week of release.
Larry reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall for Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which was filmed as a special for CMT and aired in early 2012. The show was released on DVD and CD by Warner Bros/Jack Records, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. Larry, Jeff and Bill also star in a new animated show for CMT called Bounty Hunters, which premiered earlier this year.
The Git-R-Done Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 2009 by Larry and his wife Cara as a focal point for the family’s philanthropy. Emphasizing children’s and veterans’ causes, The Git-R-Done Foundation has donated to great organizations such as The Arnold Palmer Hospital, Operation Homefront and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. For information, visit www.gitrdonefoundation.org
Reserved tickets priced at $49.75 are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727-791-7400 and online 24/7 at www.RuthEckerdHall.com. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 6 p.m. and one hour prior to show time.