Larry Taping Christmas Special This Week

larryIt’s Christmas in July when Larry The Cable Guy’s Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau tapes this week in Nashville; the holiday special will premiere Friday, Nov. 20 at 8 PM/CT on CMT. Jack Records/Warner Bros. Records will release the DVD of the show on Tues., Nov. 24.

Returning this year to CMT, Larry’s 90-minute special includes such guest stars as Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), Caroline Rhea, George Lindsey (The Andy Griffith Show), comedians Reno Collier and Jon Reep, Peter Oldring, Sara Erikson, the MuzikMafia’s Two Foot Fred, mentalist Marc Salem and returning favorites Tony Orlando and Angela Little MacKenzie (Reno 911). In addition to comedy and sketches, the special will include musical performances from artists including Billy Currington and the Zac Brown Band.

With his signature catchphrase, “Git-R-Done”, Larry the Cable Guy continues to sell out theatres and arenas across the United States. His most recent specials have included Tailgate Party which will air on Comedy Central in January 2010 with a DVD release to follow, and The Comedy Central Roast of Larry The Cable Guy which garnered top ratings for the network.

A Parallel Entertainment and Taillight TV production, the special will be executive produced by JP Williams, CEO and founder of Parallel Entertainment, Larry the Cable Guy, and Taillight TV’s Tom Forrest. 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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