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Larry the Cable Guy

Larry the Cable Guy

Looks like the comedian Larry the Cable Guy may actually use that heartburn treatment he pitches in those ubiquitous TV commercials.

The 49-year-old performer (real name: Daniel Lawrence Whitney) has a tour rider that calls out for some Prilosec OTC. The “Cable Guy Dressing Room” needs to be stocked with:

* 50 “Hooters style” chicken wings with blue cheese dressing

* “4 cans of Skoal/Berry Blend Long Cut Tobacco (purple can)

*Deli tray with turkey, ham, roast beef, salami, and various cheeses

* “(6) grilled chicken breasts”

* 12 bottles of beer

* 4 cans of Red Bull

* Peanut butter and jelly

* “(1) one loaf of wheat bread (or rolls, croissants, etc.)”

Contract documents show that the comedian receives a guarantee of $155,000 per gig (though his final fee could be higher based on strong ticket sales). Promoters are directed to make Larry’s check payable, of course, to Git-R-Done Productions, Inc.. (1 page)

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