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Larry the Cable Guy gits-r-done with 2nd area show

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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He's back to Git-R-Done one more time. Larry the Cable Guy will return to the Clay County Regional Events Center for a single show, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Tickets are on sale at the events center box office and through Ticketmaster outlets ($43.75 reserved).

The Clay County Regional Events Center hosted a sold-out date with Larry the Cable Guy in May, 2011, breaking two venue records: the highest grossing show and the largest attended show in the history of the events center.

Born Daniel Lawrence Whitney on a pig farm in Nebraska, the Baptist University dropout (he adopted the southern accent for his stage persona from a college roommate from Texas) built call-in spots on local radio stations into an empire as a comedian, author, movie actor, voice actor, recording artist, merchandiser, semi-serious candidate for president, star of his own series on The History Channel and philanthropist.

"To make a long story long, I was born in the back of an El-Camino during a Foghat concert," he jokes. "I grew up in a good Christian home, I love freedom, the United States of America, Miss September and making boobs out of Playdough!"

Whitney resides in Lincoln, Nebraska, and spends time visiting ill children in hospitals after his own son had suffered dysplatia. He has raised more then $5 million for the Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital.