January 26, 2009, - 3:20 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
A while ago, I told you that Larry the Cable Guy a/k/a comedian Dan Whitney is a reader of this site. Well, on Saturday Night, after the Jewish Sabbath, we finally met up.
A friend of mine and I attended the Larry the Cable Guy show at Detroit’s Fox Theater, courtesy of him. The large theater was packed–and it was the second show he did that day. This guy works hard. The show was almost three hours long with almost no props and not a single moment of boredom. It was very entertaining.
Even in this poor economy, Larry the Cable Guy sold so well because his humor speaks to your average, blue collar American who can relate to him and his common sense humor far more than they can relate to elites (like the one in the White House) who send their kids to gazillion dollar private schools with gourmet organic menus. Although many of his jokes are raunchy–and that’s part of most comedians’ shtick (Dan’s risque factor pales in comparison with many other comedians, Black or White)–his several-hour monologue was peppered with great jokes about Al Gore, global warming, the Obama Inauguration, China, etc. It was timely and very funny. My friend and I laughed a lot.
After the show, we spent several hours with Dan, his beautiful wife, and his father-in-law on the Git-R-Done! tour bus, talking politics. Dan, his wife, and his father-in-law are all bright, articulate, traditional, down-the-line conservatives who could kick the butt of any liberal commentator or celebrity any day of the week on pretty much any issue. And they are super nice people. Dan had some great stories about his dealings with liberal Hollywood and encounters with flabulous filmmaker Michael Moore and Chris “Obama thrill up my leg” Matthews.
It was fun. (My only regret is that I completely forgot to get a picture with them.) Thanks Mr. & Mrs. Larry the Cable Guy.
Check out the Larry the Cable Guy website for his tour schedule.