CMT PRESENTS “LARRY THE CABLE GUY’S STAR STUDDED CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA”
Comedian’s Christmas Spectacular to Tape July 30 in Nashville
One hour special to Premiere in November on CMT
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – July 9, 2008 – Larry the Cable Guy comes to CMT with a one-hour special designed to be a throwback to the old school holiday variety show in LARRY THE CABLE GUY’S STAR STUDDED CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA, taping on July 30 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. The special will air in November on CMT. Jack Records/Warner Bros. Records will debut the LARRY THE CABLE GUY’S STAR STUDDED CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA on DVD after the CMT premiere on November 25, 2008.
Larry, whose inaugural Christmas Spectacular special aired last year on VH1, will host a lineup of guest stars including superstar Toby Keith, comedian Lewis Black, Fred Willard, ventriloquist Terry Fator, comedienne Victoria Jackson, and entertainer Tony Orlando. In addition to comedy and sketches, the special will include musical performances from artists including Montgomery Gentry, and others to be announced.
“We had so much fun last year trying to recreate one of those old Christmas specials from the 70’s we thought we’d try doing it every year. Lucky for us, CMT liked it too," says Larry.
With his signature catchphrase, “Git-R-Done”, Larry the Cable Guy continues to sell out theatres and arenas across the United States. Larry has also starred in other films including “Witless Protection,” “Delta Farce,” “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector” and he was the voice of Mater in the Golden Globe winning animated feature film “Cars.” . He is a Grammy nominated artis and has three comedy cds that has been certified gold. Larry’s DVD special “Git-R-Done,” has sold more than 1 million copies and has been certified platinum. A Parallel Entertainment and Ish Entertainment Production, the special will be executive produced by JP Williams, CEO and founder of Parallel Entertainment, Larry the Cable Guy, Tom Forrest, and Ish Entertainment’s Stella Stolper, Michael Hirschorn, and Chris Choun. Producers are Dave Higby, Jennifer Novak and Ben Tyson. Ryan Polito will direct. John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux are Executive Producers for CMT.
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