Some classic comedy stylings enliven the dog days of summer.
Larry the Cable Guy has been around since cable TV was still a new thing in the 1980s, and is coming to Foxwoods Aug. 17. This beloved character was the backbone of numerous “Blue Collar Comedy” tours and has proved so versatile that there have been Larry the Cable Guy radio shows, movies, and even a travel show on the History channel. Larry the Cable Guy’s success has spurred The Git-R-Done Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to needy children and veterans. Larry the Cable Guy is at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater for an 8 p.m. Aug. 17 show. Tickets are $43-$79. 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket. 800-FOXWOODS, foxwoods.com.
Like Larry the Cable Guy, Tom Cotter is in his mid-50s and has been a hard-working professional comedian for decades. Cotter was well known on the comedy club circuit before his breakthrough TV success on the 2012-13 season of “America’s Got Talent.” Known for his ability to riff on a wide variety of comic subjects, the clean cut-looking but unpredictable Tom Cotter is at Bobby V’s Restaurant, 11 Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks, at 8 p.m. Aug. 18. Tickets are $25. 860-627-5808, bobbyvsrestaurant.com.