He grew up on HOG farm in Pawnee City, Nebraska and dropped out of college in his junior year after trying his hand at comedy. It turns out that was a good decision.
I’m talking about Daniel (Dan) Lawrence Whitney (a.k.a. “Larry The Cable Guy”) with his stereotypical redneck appearance and his southern catchphrase, Git-R-Done!
The Lippin Group, an entertainment communications and marketing firm contacted me about a “tune-in-alert” on the History Channel who is airing a biker-themed segment of “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy” on (Tuesday), April 5th (9/8C). If you are unfamiliar with the TV series, the comedian explores the country, immersing himself in different lifestyles, jobs and hobbies. On the April 5 episode Larry visits the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
The episode airing tomorrow was shot last year (August 11, 2010) during the 70th Anniversary. I was fortunate to attend the 70th rally and blogged about the ride out and back HERE, HERE and HERE. I also provided a follow up post on the rally statistics HERE.
And speaking of South Dakota, where a lot has been written about native Americans, the Sturgis show airs on the marriage anniversary of Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, who marries English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia. The marriage ensured peace between the Jamestown settlers and the Powhatan Indians for several years.
Set your DVR if you can’t watch the episode as it should be interesting.
Photo courtesy of History Channel and Larry The Cable Guy.