Prepare To Have Your World Shattered: Larry The Cable Guy Doesn’t Have A Real Southern Accent
Larry the Cable Guy is one of THE FACES of blue collar comedy. He was a headliner on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy, and Bill Engvall. He wears cutoff shirts, jean shorts, and a frayed camo hat wherever he goes. The dude was born on a frickin’ pig farm in Nebraska. When I think ‘redneck comedian’ he comes to mind before Jeff Foxworthy…But, despite being born on that pig farm in Nebraska, Larry the Cable Guy went to H.S. in West Palm Beach, Florida, one of the ritziest coastal towns on the East Coast and he DOESN’T EVEN HAVE A REAL SOUTHERN ACCENT.
Larry the Cable Guy describes himself as a ‘linguist chameleon’ in this interview with Graham Bensinger from back in February, and throughout the interview, Larry hops around accents with ease and shows that despite his on-stage presence he doesn’t have a Southern accent at all:
Is nothing real? If Larry the Cable Guy doesn’t even have a Southern accent, what else is the media lying to me about? What if I can stare into the Solar Eclipse next Monday without wearing those stupid ass protective glasses? What if we were never going to war with North Korea and it was all just a ruse to distract us from other shit? WHAT IS REAL?!? (via)