The Woodward News

August 20, 2013

Larry The Cable Guy coming to Woodward

Rowynn Ricks
Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — I'll tell ya wut, this here ain't no joke.  Larry The Cable Guy is coming to Woodward.

The multi-platform comedian and multi-platinum recording artist will be performing at Crystal Beach Stadium on Sept. 28.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Jim Morris, event promoter with Horsepower Promotions, said the approximately 2-hour show will open with special guest Reno Collier, who will perform his own comedy set before Larry takes the stage.

Morris said he is excited to bring Larry to Woodward because many people find his comedy so "relatable."

"I think his down-home country twang type of comedy fits with the people here," he said.

Morris also feels that area citizens will enjoy the opportunity to see such a "big time" celebrity.

"I think people are going to be excited about seeing somebody that they've seen on television, in Las Vegas, and in the movies," he said.

In addition to performing his stand-up routine on stages all across the country, Larry hosts "Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy" on the History Channel and has appeared in several Comedy Central specials with fellow comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall as part of the "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" and had his own Comedy Central Roast in 2009.

Larry has also starred in several movies, including "Tooth Fairy 2," "Witless Protection," "Delta Farce," and "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector."  He is also the voice of Mater in the Disney/Pixar films "Cars" and "Cars 2"

Tickets for Larry's comedy show go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 21.  So as Larry would say, "Git-R-Done!" and git yours soon.

Tickets will be available online at www.premiereok.com and at several locations in Woodward including Cowboy's Tack Shop, Sam's CDs, Razien Metals, and Ultimate Safety Supply.  They will also be available at the gate on the night of the performance.

Morris said that Larry's upcoming performance is all part of an effort to bring a different type of entertainment to the area and, at the time, some bigger names in entertainment.

"We already have the monster trucks and the cage fights which are annual things," he said.  "We just wanted to bring something more and bigger to the area."

If things go well and there is a good community response to the show, the promoter said "this could be a stepping stone to bringing even more big entertainment to the area."

"This could open up doors and get us on the map as a place to play, to perform," he said, especially for talent who might already be traveling through the area as they go between shows in Texas and Colorado.

In addition, Morrison said he wanted to bring Larry to Woodward because everyone can use a laugh now and then.

"It should be an all ages show and it will be some new material because he's on a new tour.  So I think it will be a show that's going to make everybody laugh, and isn't that what we need nowadays," Morrison said.  "Everything is so serious anymore, bad news is all you hear.  People just need to be able to laugh sometimes."