SR: That [stand-up]'s still the big thing?
CR: It pays the most, first of all. It's the thing that I can do at a high, high level. Amongst the best. You've got me and Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais and Louis C. K. and Larry the Cable Guy. Louis's the best right now. He just played Carnegie Hall. Louis C. K. is one of the biggest comedians in the country. You know the weird thing about Louis? He's an East Coast guy, been in New York the last 20, 30 years of his life, but the New York cultural elite doesn't like him — too blue-collar, too Sternish for them. It's very much like Howard Stern. And they only give it up to Stern now because of the money.
Rock is a tour de force even in transcripts. A man of convictions. But Larry the Cable Guy? Wha?