Rare Video Shows Larry The Cable Guy Before He Was Famous

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With his signature redneck laden charm, Larry the Cable Guy has become one of the most nationally recognizable comedic talents. After slaving away on the comedic circuit for many years, the comedian landed a spot on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, alongside Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall, and was quickly propelled into superstardom.

However, the redneck comedian wasn’t always the man the nation has come to know and love. Contrary to the blue collar “Git-R-Done” slinging redneck fans love, the Cable Guy took on a relatively white collar demeanor in a standup routine from before he rose to fame.

Clean shaven and wearing a trim button-down shirt, Daniel Whitney (Larry the Cable Guy) took the stage for a routine about visiting his sassy grandmother at her retirement community. The comedian hilariously goes on the describe how his feisty grandmother “doesn’t get along with anyone,” and that even the angel of death doesn’t stand a chance to her.

Larry the Cable Guy is one of the top grossing acts in the business and was even placed on Forbes 2007 list of “Top 100 Celebrity Money-Makers.” You can watch his early standup act in the video below for a true blast from the past.

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