“I never wanted to work for a living,” says comedian Larry Reeb, also known as “Uncle Lar.” “I haven’t had a day job since 1979,” he adds proudly. “I worked at an indoor amusement park when I first started doing comedy.” It was there the nickname “Uncle” took hold. “I was like 19, and everyone that worked with me was 15 (or) 16, and they used to call me ‘Uncle Lar,’ so I was known as that, (but) it (was) nine or 10 years before I did it on stage.” Reeb tries to relate his jokes to the advice you might here from a shady relative.
“I read where Wal-Mart won’t prosecute first time shoplifters if it’s under $25,” he says. “So I say tomorrow we all go to Wal-Mart and get a free gift. Some advice from your Uncle Lar.” Reeb’s one-liners are often a little bluer than that, something for which he’s noted. “I don’t know much about the Internet,” he says, “but I did figure out how to get the porn. I was watching porn on the Internet, until they kicked me out of the library. I shouldn’t have taken my pants off. Tip from your Uncle Lar, leave your pants on in the library.”Reeb performs Thursday- Sunday at The Funny Bone on the Levee. $15-$17. 859-957-2000.