Friday - Sep 8

JEFF FOXWORTHY

Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of more than 26 books. In 2014, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s.

Jeff and Larry the Cable Guy were recently on tour. The “We’ve Been Thinking Tour”, sponsored by RFD-TV, featured all new material from both comedians. The live show was filmed as a comedy special in the spring of 2016 and is available on Netflix. In addition, Jeff has his own comedy channel “Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup” on SIRIUSXM. The channel is a partnership with SIRIUSXM and Larry The Cable Guy. It will showcase the best in great American comedy. You’ll hear hilarious material from this dynamic duo as well as comedy from some of their personal favorite comedians.

Jeff hosted the FOX television game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader for several seasons, including its return to primetime this past fall. He hosted three season of The American Bible Challenge for GSN, had an animated series Bounty Hunters on CMT, hosted the reality series The American Baking Competition for CBS Television Network and narrated the Lifetime reality show The Week the Women Left.
Jeff executive produced and starred in, Foxworthy’s Big Night Out. and the television series, Blue Collar TV, which he created for the WB network. Blue Collar TV came about due to the success of Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie and the concert tour of the same name. The movie premiered on Comedy Central and was the highest rated movie in the channel’s history. To date the movie has sold more than 4 million units. The soundtrack for this movie has been RIAA certified gold (more than 500,000 units).

Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again, the sequel to the first film has sold more than 3 million units since its release on December 7, 2004. It premiered on Comedy Central February 13, 2005 and was the 3rd most watched telecast ever leading the channel to its most watched day, weekend, and week in network history.

In March of 2006, the Blue Collar boys reunited to shoot Blue Collar Comedy Tour-One For The Road in Washington, DC at the Warner Theater. The movie had its world premiere on Comedy Central, June 4, 2006 and was one of the highest rated shows on Comedy Central for 2006. The soundtrack was released on June 6, 2006 and was nominated for a 2006 Grammy award. He also filmed a comedy special for CMT in 2012 with Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy titled Them Idiots Whirled Tour .

Jeff’s book The Redneck Dictionary was released on October 18, 2005. The book is based on the popular words of the south Jeff recounts in his stand up act. Due to their popularity, the redneck words became a regular sketch on Blue Collar TV. The book went as high as number 2 on the New York Times Bestseller List. The Redneck Dictionary II was released October 24, 2006 and was also a New York Times Bestseller. The Redneck Dictionary III was released in October of 2007. Jeff also released the New York Times Best Seller, How to Really Stink at Golf which shares his invaluable tips for a lifetime of horrible drives and putts. The follow up to that book “How to Really Stink at Work” was released in May of 2009.

Jeff also wrote a children’s book, Dirt On My Shirt, which has become a New York Times Best Seller. The book is collection of poems inspired by Jeff’s family and friends. The poems are funny, witty, filled with sly humor, and always affectionate, capturing the very essence of being a kid. His second children’s book “Silly Street” was released on February 24, 2009. Jeff’s third children’s book “Hide!!!” was a New York Times Best Seller and won a 2011 Mom’s Choice Award for illustrated children’s books. He once again teamed with illustrator Steve Bjorkman to tell the story of a neighborhood game of hide and seek and invites the read to join in the search.

Jeff has voiced numerous characters in different animated films, including Handy Smurf in The Smurfs and Smurfs 2. He was the voice of Reggie the Rooster in the Warner Bros. film Racing Stripes, Lyle in the Disney movie Fox and The Hound II, Lindberg in the Aviators, and Charlie Horse in Hatched.

July 6, 2004 marked the release of Jeff’s final solo comedy cd titled Have Your Loved Ones Spayed or Neutered. The cd contains all new material. It debuted at number one on the Billboard Comedy Charts and was Jeff’s second highest selling album debut.

In April 1999, The Foxworthy Countdown, a weekly syndicated four-hour radio show, debuted featuring Jeff bringing fans the current Top 30 country hits as well as interviews with stars. The show ran for 10 years and was carried in over two hundred and twenty markets across the United States. Jeff received a CMA nomination in 2001 for Broadcast Personality of the Year.

Jeff also has an HBO special and two Showtime specials to his credit. With critical acclaim and rave reviews from the first special, Jeff landed his second Showtime special, which earned a Cable ACE Award nomination. Jeff has also been bestowed with a People’s Choice Award as “Favorite Male Newcomer” for The Jeff Foxworthy Show.

Jeff started his own outdoor company, Foxworthy Outdoors, which has a line products related to outdoor living. He has a line of You Might Be A Redneck If….calendars through Andrews McMeel Publishing, which has sold millions of copies. He also has his own line of food products, including Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips. In October 2003 The Nevada Gaming Commission granted approval for Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. to place its Jeff Foxworthy™ You Might Be A Redneck If…® video slot games in Nevada casinos. Station Casinos, Inc. was granted the right to introduce Aristocrat’s Jeff Foxworthy games into its 11 Las Vegas valley casino properties exclusively for 45 days prior to the game’s release to other Las Vegas off-Strip casino properties.

LARRY THE CABLE GUY

Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country.  He has his own line of merchandise and continues to sell out theatres and arenas across the United States.  Larry has created The Git-R-Done Foundation, which was named after Larry’s signature catchphrase, and has donated more than 7 million dollars to various charities.

Larry and Jeff Foxworthy are on a national tour, the “We’ve Been Thinking Tour”, sponsored by RFD-TV. The tour features all new material from both comedians and is currently available  as a comedy special on Netflix  In addition, Larry most recently launched his own comedy channel “Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup” on SIRIUSXM.  The channel is a partnership with SIRIUSXM and Jeff Foxworthy.  It showcases the best in great American comedy.  You’ll hear hilarious material from this dynamic duo as well as comedy from some of their personal favorite comedians.

 

Larry starred in the movie Jingle all the Way 2 for FOX Home Entertainment. The movie was released on DVD December 2, 2014 and also aired on the USA network.   Other recent film credits include A Madea Christmas. Tooth Fairy 2 (2012), Witless Protection (2008), Delta Farce (2007) and his first feature Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006).  When Health Inspector was released on DVD in August, 2006 it sold more than 1 million copies in the first week of release.

 

Larry is the voice of the beloved Mater in the Golden Globe winning animated feature film Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011) from Disney/Pixar.  Both movies opened number one at the box office and combined have grossed more than 1 billion dollars worldwide.  Larry will return as the voice of Mater for Cars 3, which is currently in production.

 

Larry hosted Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy on History for three seasons.  The show premiered in 2011 and was a huge ratings success. In each episode, Larry visited various sites across the country revealing bits of real history while immersing himself in new and different lifestyles, jobs and hobbies that celebrate the American experience.  It was recently licensed by AXS TV.  Larry was also the star of the CMT animated show Bounty Hunters, which reunited him with Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall.

In early 2012  Them Idiots Whirled Tour starring Larry, Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall aired on CMT.  The show was released on DVD and CD by Warner Bros/Jack Records, debuting at number one on the Billboard Comedy Charts.  On July 4, 2009 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE, Larry performed in front of more than 50,000 and taped his hour special Tailgate Party for Comedy Central.  The show was a thank you to his fans and Nebraska for their longtime support of him.  Tickets were sold for only $4.00 and the show sold out in one weekend.  The special aired on January 31, 2010 and the DVD was released on February 2, 2010. The comedy CD of the same name debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts.

On March 15, 2009, The Comedy Central Roast of Larry The Cable Guy aired and the show, which Larry executive produced, is one of the highest rated roasts in Comedy Central history, attracting 4.1 million viewers. Larry has also hosted and executive produced three Christmas specials for both VH1 and CMT.  The variety style shows were all huge ratings successes for those networks.

 

Larry’s road to stardom included the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which grossed more than 15 million dollars. The ensemble cast of comedians included Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall. The tour’s success led to Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie, which premiered on Comedy Central in November of 2003 and at the time, was the highest rated movie in the channel’s history. The DVD has sold more than 4 million units. The sequel Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again, has sold more than 3 million units. In March of 2006, the Blue Collar boys reunited to shoot Blue Collar Comedy Tour, One For The Road in Washington, DC at the Warner Theater. The movie had its world premiere on Comedy Central June 4, 2006, again receiving some of the highest ratings. The soundtrack was nominated for a 2006 Grammy award.

His first comedy album release Lord, I Apologize has reached gold status, selling more than 500,000 copies. The CD was # 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts for fifteen weeks in a row. Larry‘s DVD special Git-R-Done, has sold more than 1 million copies and has been certified platinum. Larry also starred in Blue Collar TV a sketch comedy series for The WB network which premiered on July 29, 2004. 5.4 million people watched the show and it was the second most watched show on television in that time period.

Larry’s comedy CD Morning Constitutions was released in 2007 and debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. His previous release, The Right To Bare Arms (Jack Records/Warner Bros. Records) debuted at # 1 on the Soundscan Comedy Chart, # 1 on the Country Chart, and # 7 on the Top 200 Chart. This marked the first time in the history of Soundscan that a comedy album has charted at # 1 on the Country Chart. It has been certified gold (500,000 units) by the RIAA. The Right To Bare Arms also received a Grammy nomination. His first Christmas CD, A Very Larry Christmas has also been certified platinum (1,000,000 units).

Larry has won Billboard’s 2005 Comedy Artist of the year and Comedy Album of the year and he received the Billboard Top Comedy Tour Award in 2006.

He is a bestselling author and his book Git-R-Done, (2005) debuted at # 26 on the New York Times bestseller list. Larry was named to Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012. This lists the hottest and most successful people in the entertainment industry.

The Git-R-Done Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2009 by Larry and his wife, Cara, as a focal point for the family’s philanthropy.  Emphasizing on children’s and veteran’s causes, The Git-R-Done Foundation has donated to great organizations such as The Arnold Palmer Hospital, Operation Homefront and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.  For information, visit www.gitrdonefoundation.org