Saturday night I braved two undesirable forces of nature: pouring rain and Atlanta traffic. My boyfriend, his brother and I had tickets to see Larry the Cable Guy - they are both big fans, I was pretty much just along for the ride, so to speak.
Now, I never used to mind city driving as I grew up not too far from Chicago. But that was before I drove in Atlanta. When I drive, I tend to take on the characteristics of the driving environment in which I'm in - which is both good and bad. It's good sometimes because it's defensive. It's bad sometimes because there are a lot of bad driving environments out there. Needless to say, my driving continues to worsen the longer I live in the South.
The packed Fox Theatre was beautiful - first time I'd seen that venue. And I was pleasantly surprised by how funny and topical the Cable Guy was - I used to think he was "just okay," but now I'd say I'm a fan. My cheeks hurt from laughing at the end of the 2-hour show.
One of my favorite jokes he delivered was one about how Wal-Mart was always glad when he came to town because it gave them a break to restock the store. You gotta love a guy who can make fun of his fans and know they won't be offended. Classic.
Larry the Cable Guy was also the guest of honor at a Comedy Central Roast that aired last night. I, not having cable, missed out on the event, but with roasters such as Gary Busey, Maureen McCormick (Marsha Brady), Jeff Foxworthy and Lisa Lampinelli, I can't wait until it comes out on DVD.
Meanwhile, here's an interview Larry did with the AJC this weekend.