Special greetings from Larry the Cable Guy, Caroline Rhea, David Brenner, Amy Schumer and Bobby Collins.
DAN WHITNEY, aka LARRY THE CABLE GUY
“It was Les McCurdy who suggested that I try on for size the persona that has put me on the comedy map. While I was playing his place back in the early ’90s, Les said, ‘Have you ever thought about doing your whole show as Larry the Cable Guy? Just try it here for one show and see what happens.’ I went and did it and from that day on, I’ve never looked back and it’s paid huge dividends. Git ‘er done!”
“I love everything about McCurdy’s, the club, the couple, the ponytail. It is a true comedy club that continuously inspires me and reminds me of why I love being a stand-up comedian and what it’s all about. By far my favorite club in the country.”
“I want to congratulate McCurdy’s on this 25th year anniversary. I also want to personally thank Les McCurdy for all the times that I have stood on his stage and for his friendship, and I hope to continue playing McCurdy’s for as long as it continues to bring laughter to the people.”
“Twenty-five years ... it was just yesterday when I met Les McCurdy at the Sarasota airport (arriving flight number 1, to Gate #1) and I walked up to him and he said ‘Hey Bobby, a pleasure to meet y’all and welcome to Sarasota F L O R I D A.’ My response: ‘Either you really speak like that or you’re giving me a really bad Elvis impression.’ We’ve been friends ever since — and what he has brought to that part of this country with McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre is laughter and comedy that few cities can claim. He’s an institution there with his dedication and love for the art of bringing laughter, love and teaching to everyone he touches.”