Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

The Guy Ain't Right in the Head 

But his wallet's just fine, thanks

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 or by calling 314-241-1888.
Thu., Feb. 9

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of...

Latest in Night & Day

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation