Friday, June 19, 2009

Blue Collar Comedy

Danny Whitney learned his lessons the hard way.

The son of a Nebraska preacher, Daniel Lawrence Whitney dreamed of finding his own pulpit while toiling in the trenches as a fast food cook at Wendy's in the early 80's. His friends and co-workers called him "naturally funny" and on a dare, he began doing stand-up comedy at local nightclubs. On some amateur nights, Daniel Lawrence was, well, an amateur. Nights when he would have felt like checking into the 4077 M*A*S*H*. But, there were enough nights when his innate talent shone through and he began learning how to connect with an audience. When the 90's rolled around Danny started calling radio stations as fictional characters, one of which was born on "The Ron and Ron Show" on 95YNF in Tampa, Florida.

That was the day when Danny was asked to call in as a cable installer named "Larry".

And he has been Gitting R' Done ever since.

As we head into the weekend, enjoy these Top Ten pearls of wisdom from "Larry the Cable Guy".

1. A day without sunshine is like night.

2. On the other hand, you have different fingers.

3. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

4. Remember, half the people you know are below average.

5. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

6. OK, so what's the speed of dark?

7. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

8. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

9. Why do psychics have to ask you your name?

10. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, 'What the heck happened?'

"When people are laughing, they're generally not killing each other"

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