If you like any sort of professional sport, went to college, or love/hate Larry The Cable Guy the name Steve Hofstetter is a name that could be soon burned into your conscious if it’s not already. Steve’s written for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, been syndicated in a slew of national papers, written books, as well as hosted a variety of radio talk shows about sports. His style of comedy is smart, quick, and mixes his love of sports, culture, and society. He once started a feud* with Larry the Cable Guy, had albums peak at #1 on comedy charts, and is known to post video clips of his encounters with hecklers online.
While Hofstetter’s live shows are routinely sold out, he is best known for his writing and was first published at the young age of 15 which in his bio he states was “mainly to impress girls.” Later at 18 he co-founded a website called Sports Jerk of the Week a which began to get coverage by national press outlets like USA Today and CNN. He took a year off school in his early 20’s to work for the New York Yankees, a year they beat the New York Mets and won the World Series…a dream gig perhaps, if he wasn’t a Mets fan.
Just a few weeks ago, Hofstetter just released a new comedy album, Pick Your Battles a hilarious look into the man’s world where he discusses the war on, well…pretty much everything. It’s funny and sometimes very dark…bring a flashlight.
*By feud I mean Larry the Cable Guy probably wasn’t even aware of it and even if he was he wouldn’t care because he would be too busy swimming in his comically large swimming pool filled with coins a la Scrooge McDuck.
UPDATE: We heard from Steve and it turns out that Larry the Cable Guy was quite aware of Steve’s comments about him. So that happened. But we’re still keeping our image of Larry The Cable Guy swimming in a pool full of coins like Scrooge McDuck.