Not long ago hick humorist Larry the Cable Guy was packing places like Kemper Arena…
Still what looks to be a double sellout of the new Midland Theater by the cable dude is nothing to sneer at. Equally, if not more impressive, is cetacean-esque comic Ralphie May’s feat of selling out his Saturday shows at Stanford & Sons at the Legends, while going head-to-head with Larry’s Midland sellouts.
Columnist insert: a few seats remain for tonight’s and Sunday’s Ralphie shows at 913 400-7500.
The skinny on May: “The cool thing is on May 5th his new DVD Austin-Tatious comes out and it’s already gone platinum on presales,” says Stanford’s main man Craig Glazer. “That means it’s sold 100,000 copies or more.”
On the personal front, “Ralphie had a baby and while at one time he weighed nearly 700 pounds, he’s lost nearly 300 pounds,” Glazer says.
Uh, cuz of the baby?
“No, over the years he was able to do it by originally being on the Celebrity Fit Club and he had a trainer for that show who told him that he’d lost more weight than anybody he’d ever seen,” Glazer says. “He did it by diet, working out – like weight lifting and doing 1,000 sit-ups a day and several hundred pushups.”
Come on, a 600 pound plus dude doing several hundred actual pushups?
How Glazer transported the Big R back in the day: “When he was 600 plus we started in a limo but it was too uncomfortable, so we had to switch to a Cadillac Escalade.