At first glance, Larry the Cable Guy appears to fill the "dumb one" role amongst his Blue Collar Comedy Tour compatriots. Slack-jawed and pandering, Larry has made a career out of fart jokes and suggestions as to what folks who don't appreciate his shtick can do to themselves. Lake Superior State University even placed his "Git-R-Done!" on its 2006 List of Banished Words. OK, the "dumb one" assumption holds true upon the second glance as well, but somewhere around the eighth or ninth subsequent take, a certain business sense becomes apparent. Larry's made a killin' off customized ringtones; his most recent album, The Right to Bare Arms
, was No. 1 on the Billboard country charts and was nominated for the Best Comedy Album Grammy (results not available at press time); and the movie Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
hits theaters this spring. Sure he's dumb dumb like a 'possum that gets the lid off those trash cans every damn time.
See Mr. the Cable Guy, Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White and Bill Engvall on their Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road, which yuks it up at 7:30 p.m. at the Savvis Center (South 14th Street and Clark Avenue). Tickets are $47.75 to $67.75 and can be purchased at the Savvis box office, by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 314-241-1888.
Thu., Feb. 9