Larry the Cable Guy had plenty of one-liners on plenty of subjects.
On Friday night, he delivered zingers on Halloween, “Duck Dynasty,” Al Gore, Walmart, Twitter, Viagra, Christmas, the Dollar Store, family, political correctness, nude beaches and McDonald's, which he pronounced more like “Mack-Donald's” in his thick Georgia accent.
While he talked about all that — and much, much more — the audience that seemed to fill the Orpheum Theater laughed and giggled along throughout the 90-minute performance.
Larry's humor is much smarter than the character seems to be. Dan Whitney, the Nebraska native who plays the character of the Cable Guy, would be funny even if he dropped the accent and redneck persona and did some of those one-liners and impressions from the show as himself.
And the people in the crowd weren't the only ones laughing. He laughed at a lot of his own jokes, sometimes so hard that he couldn't even get through his own punchline.
“Do you get the feeling that I could do this by myself up here?” he asked.
Larry also broke down the wall at the end of the show for some special moments when he asked the audience for questions.
He was asked about the film “Cars,” for which he did the voice of the tow truck, Mater, and said, “ 'Cars' was probably the greatest, funnest thing I've ever done.”
He was also asked about being a celebrity and said, “Seriously, I'm normal. I never moved to New York or L.A. My whole goal was to get back here.” He even said he turned down several sitcoms so he could keep living in Nebraska. Larry also told a funny story about doing “The Tonight Show” only to return home and be asked by his wife about the trash cans.
He kept taking questions.
On his comedic material coming from his real life: “I'm a one-liner comedian, so I take something that actually happened and then I twist it to be completely absurd.”
On his kids: “Feed 'em a piece of cheese and send them on their way.” He later talked about his 7-year-old son's love of football.
Larry seemed genuinely grateful for his home-state fans, which included Nebraska men's basketball coach Tim Miles, and continually praised them for supporting him for so long. (He also predicted a 9-point win over Michigan State in today's football game.)
“Thanks a lot, everybody. I love you guys,” Larry told the audience. “Thank you so much, and git-r-done!”