New series Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, premieres Nov. 14 on The Comedy Network

The Comedy Network is about to offer Canadians a hilarious look at our zany neighbours with the series premiere of ONLY IN AMERICA WITH LARRY THE CABLE GUY, Monday, Nov. 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The new, one-hour, 19-episode series sees Larry the Cable Guy (a.k.a. Dan Whitney) taking viewers on a wacky, yet informative, spin all across America. From the Oregon Trail to the Grand Canyon, from crossing the Delaware to searching for California’s gold, Larry’s signature persona delivers viewers an offbeat look at the good ol’ U.S. of A.

The stories merge facts with fun and interesting historical tidbits, creating a series that is everything fans have come to expect from the down-home comedian.

In the first episode of ONLY IN AMERICA, Larry travels to Columbia, TN – the “Mule Capital of the World” – to find out why this animal was a critical critter in the building of America. Then, he’s off to Fairfax, VA for a gun-by-gun history lesson, including an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the vast gun collection at the NRA. Finally, Larry jumps into a legendary Florida roadside attraction: the real life mermaids in the crystal clear waters of Weeki Wachee Springs.

Earlier this year, neighbours south of the border embraced Larry, when ONLY IN AMERICA premiered to an audience of more than 4 million viewers on The History Channel. 

A character comedian, Larry grew up on a pig farm in Nebraska before making his career in comedy. Known for his stereotypical red neck persona, strong southern accent, flannel attire and catch phrases, including “git-r-done”, Larry the Cable Guy has done it all, from voicing the character of “Mater” in the Disney/Pixar films Cars and Cars 2, to releasing several comedy albums and an autobiographical book. 

After his time on comedy circuit Larry was propelled to superstardom as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour (along with comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall). The tour’s success led to Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie, with the DVD selling more than 4 million units. The sequel Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again, sold more than 3 million units, and in 2006, the Blue Collar group reunited to shoot Blue Collar Comedy Tour, One For The Road in Washington, DC at the Warner Theater. The soundtrack was nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award®.

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