Whereas many comedy clubs across the country went dark for the Fourth of July, Larry the Cable Guy performed to a stadium-sized crowd of more than 50,000 at the University of Nebraska on Saturday night, in a show taped by Comedy Central (allegedly for broadcast in early 2010). Already, however, Larry the Cable Guy's "Tailgate Party" is available to purchase as a digital download for $9.99 on the comedian's newly revamped website.
The Lincoln Journal Star reported that the Pawnee City native's set last more than 90 minutes and touched upon the economy, his family life, Viagra and Wal-Mart, telling his fans: ‚ÄúIf you need to go to Wal-Mart, this would be the perfect time to go. They‚Äôve been looking forward to this because it gives them a chance to restock the shelves.‚Äù It was the biggest non-football event on the Nebraska college football field since Farm-Aid in 1987. The paper also noted that while you won't see many references to Larry the Cable Guy in his Nebraska hometown, you will see plenty of nods to the guy who did grew up there, Dan Whitney, from a couple of street signs to the school's auditorium and town walking trail, where he donated money for improvements. Whitney moved to Florida when he was 16, and has homes both in Florida and Nebraska.
Larry the Cable Guy doesn't have more stadiums on his short-term agenda, though, which means you'll be able to catch him in more intimate settings as his summer tour continues in casinos and other venues throughout the United States and Canada.