Larry the Cable Guy avant le nom

Many standup comics stay in-character in all their public appearances. In some cases, it’s simply an exaggerated, if recognizable, version of themselves; in others, the persona they inhabit on-stage might have very little to do with their own personality — I believe this was the case with Andrew Dice Clay.

In that context, it’s interesting to see this footage of the early standup career of Dan Whitney:

Who’s Dan Whitney, you ask? You may know him as Larry the Cable Guy.

Via Screenhead.