The blue-collar comedian discusses his bromance with Boo Weekley over a frosty glass of…water?
I admit it: I did not expect to be drinking water with you today.
We’re drinking water now, but later we’ll get lit! [Laughs] I’m not a big drinker, but I enjoy a nice scotch, like a Macallan 12, when I have a cigar.
We’re here today to talk some golf. You love the game.
I am golf’s greatest ambassador!
How did you become a golfer?
I [used to] hate golf. And then about six years ago, I ran across Boo Weekley. And Boo is my type of guy. He’s a Florida boy, and he wears camouflage out on the course. So I started watching him, not because I love golf, but because I love Boo. And then I met him one day and we got to be buddies. And he sent me a set of clubs, and I started playing, and I got hooked. And within six months, I had spent about $30,000 on golf stuff. [Laughs] Now it’s pretty much all I do.
You were invited to play in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am last year. What was that like?
That was one of the funnest things I ever did. You’ve got all these people watching, so you get nervous, and I’m afraid I’m going to shank it and hit someone in the head. I think I’m the only person in the history of the event to go sleeveless [on the course] at Pebble. So I’ve got that going for me.
Yes, but have you seen what Bill Murray has worn some years?
Yeah, that’s the thing. I didn’t think [the organizers] would be too hard on me. But I don’t think he’s ever gone sleeveless. Although he did wear a full Ghillie suit one time. [Laughs]
Golf and comedy go hand in hand. Got a favorite golf joke?
There’s a ton of them! But the problem is, you can’t tell any of them in a family setting.