Nov 4, 2021
Episode 114 - Daniel Whitney (Larry the Cable Guy)
Our guest on the Pretty Intense Podcast today is the delightful Dan Whitney. You probably know him as Larry the Cable Guy. So the beginning of the conversation was all about Dan and Larry. When Larry was born. The relationship with Larry and Dan, and who Dan really is. Dan is a really compassionate guy. Of course he’s funny, but he’s also really smart and thoughtful. Dan is an extremely successful comedian. He also has quite an elaborate and amusing product line, available on. his website, www.larrythecableguy.com. Everything from knives to underwear including Bloody Larry Mix. Profits from Larry The Cable Guy's product line raises funds for Dan's Git-R-Done Foundation which has donated over $7 million so far to charities. What an amazing guy. I think you’re gonna fall in love with Dan today, and you will be surprised by the man behind Larry the Cable Guy. Enjoy today's episode.
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 tour 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 released a new special, Remain Seated which is currently streaming on Netflix. The album of the same name was released on April 10, 2020 through Sirius XM, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Sound Cloud and more. Larry has a comedy special with Jeff Foxworthy, which is also available on Netflix. In addition, he 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 for FOX Home Entertainment. The movie was released on DVD December 2, 2014 and also aired on the USA network. Other recent film credits include A Madea Christmas. 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 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, which came out in theaters last year. Larry hosted Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy on History for three seasons. The show premiered in 2011 and was a huge ratings success. In each episode, Larry visited various sites across the country revealing bits of real history while immersing himself in new and different lifestyles, jobs and hobbies that celebrate the American experience. It was recently licensed by AXS TV. Larry was also the star of the CMT animated show Bounty Hunters, which reunited him with Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall. In early 2012 Them Idiots Whirled Tour starring Larry, Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall aired on CMT. The show was released on DVD and CD by Warner Bros/Jack Records, debuting at number one on the Billboard Comedy Charts. On July 4, 2009 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE, Larry performed in front of more than 50,000 and taped his hour special Tailgate Party for Comedy Central. The show was a thank you to his fans and Nebraska for their longtime support of him. Tickets were sold for only $4.00 and the show sold out in one weekend. The special aired on January 31, 2010 and the DVD was released on February 2, 2010. The comedy CD of the same name debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts.