Laughing uproariously in public is sometimes inappropriate, which is why people feel most comfortable laughing in comedy clubs or into a jar in the bathroom. Let it all out with this GrouponLive deal to see Larry the Cable Guy at the Schottenstein Center on Friday, October 5, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $17, you get one ticket for lower-level end-section seating (up to a $35.30 value, including all fees).
- For $29, you get one ticket for lower-level side-section seating (up to a $57.55 value, including all fees).
Comedian Dan Whitney hasn’t always inhabited the sleeveless flannel and camouflage of Larry the Cable Guy, but he’s known him his entire life. “I grew up on a pig farm with nothing but 50- or 60-year-old cow farmers, so I was always able to drop in and out of that accent and that character,” he told The A.V. Club. Accordingly, he displays much affection as mockery toward the family of Southern stereotypes he riffs on via classic one-liners, punctuated by his trademark “Git-R-Done.” His deadpan delivery takes the form of a none-too-swift drawl that lets punch lines such as “I was living with a girl for about eight months, until she found out I was there” creep up unnoticed.
Whitney has parlayed his crude country charm into an appropriately home-fried History Channel show—Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy—and roles in films including Witless Protection, Delta Farce, and Tooth Fairy 2. With barbecue sauces, beer bread, and other low cuisine now bearing his name, Whitney’s empire of the everyman has not only vaulted him onto the Forbes Celebrity 100 list but helped fund a charitable foundation to support the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
Before Whitney takes the stage, Reno Collier warms up the crowd. A former PE teacher from West Virginia, Reno spices his sets with anecdotes about his Appalachian relatives, his Scottish heritage, and his observations on hassles of everyday life such as alien abduction.