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Larry the Cable Guy: Remain Seated

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
UIS Performing Arts Center
Location
UIS Performing Arts Center
Date
Dec 5, 2019   7:30 pm  
Cost
Starting at $39
Contact
Ticket Office
E-Mail
ticket@uis.edu
Phone
217-206-6160
Views
8
Originating Calendar
Sangamon Auditorium

Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country.  He has his own line of merchandise and continues to sell out theatres and arenas across the United States.  Larry has created The Git-R-Done Foundation, which was named after Larry’s signature catchphrase, and has donated more than 7 million dollars to various charities.

Larry The Cable Guy will be filming a new special with all new material at the end of 2019.  He has a comedy special with Jeff Foxworthy, which is currently available on Netflix.   In addition, Larry launched his own comedy channel “Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup” on SIRIUSXM.  The channel is a partnership with SIRIUSXM and Jeff Foxworthy.  It showcases the best in great American comedy.  You’ll hear hilarious material from this dynamic duo as well as comedy from some of their personal favorite comedians.

Larry starred in the movie Jingle all the Way 2 (2014) for FOX Home Entertainment. Other recent film credits include A Madea Christmas (2013), Tooth Fairy 2 (2012), Witless Protection (2008), Delta Farce (2007) and his first feature Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006).  When Health Inspector was released on DVD in August, 2006 it sold more than 1 million copies in the first week of release.  

Larry is also the voice of the beloved Mater in the Golden Globe winning animated feature film Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011) from Disney/Pixar.  Both movies opened number one at the box office and combined have grossed more than 1 billion dollars worldwide.  Larry returned as the voice of Mater for Cars 3 (2017).

Larry’s road to stardom also included the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which grossed more than 15 million dollars. The ensemble cast of comedians included Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall. The tour’s success led to Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie, which premiered on Comedy Central in November of 2003 and at the time, was the highest rated movie in the channel’s history. The DVD has sold more than 4 million units. The sequel Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again, has sold more than 3 million units. In March of 2006, the Blue Collar boys reunited to shoot Blue Collar Comedy Tour, One For The Road in Washington, DC at the Warner Theater. The movie had its world premiere on Comedy Central June 4, 2006, again receiving some of the highest ratings. The soundtrack was nominated for a 2006 Grammy award.

Larry has won Billboard’s 2005 Comedy Artist of the year and Comedy Album of the year and he received the Billboard Top Comedy Tour Award in 2006. He is a bestselling author and was named to Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012. This lists the hottest and most successful people in the entertainment industry.

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