Jeff Foxworthy, a comedian most commonly known for his jokes about rednecks, is the largest-selling comedy recording artist in history. He has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and is a best-selling author. He was also inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2014. Foxworthy has hosted multiple TV shows and now has his own comedy channel on SiriusXM. He is also actively involved in childhood cancer organizations where he helps raise money for research and treatment.
A Man From Atlanta
Jeff Foxworthy was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He worked for IBM for five years before he began his career in comedy. When a comedy club in Atlanta held a comedy competition in 1984, Foxworthy entered the competition on a dare from his friends. He won the competition and made the decision to quit his job to pursue a career in comedy. He released his first album titled You Might Be a Redneck If... in 1993. The album reached No. 38 on the Billboard 200 chart. He then released the albums Games Rednecks Play in 1995, Crank It Up: The Music Album in 1996 and Totally Committed in 1998. His comedy CD called Have Your Loved Ones Spayed or Neutered was released in 2004 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard comedy charts. From 1999 to 2009, Jeff Foxworthy hosted a radio show called The Foxworthy Countdown that featured the top 25 country hits and interviews with stars. He is also well-known for his performances in The Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Bill Engvall, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy. The group toured the US from 2000 to 2006 and released three DVDs. Foxworthy also hosted TV shows including Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, The American Bible Challenge and The American Baking Competition.
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What has Jeff Foxworthy done besides stand-up comedy?
Jeff Foxworthy is the author of The Redneck Grill, three volumes of Jeff Foxworthy's Redneck Dictionary, Rednecks in College and even a children's book Dirt on my Shirt. He is also the owner of Foxworthy Outdoors, where he produces webisodes and licensed products.
Is Jeff Foxworthy coming to a city near me?
Jeff Foxworthy has four events scheduled at this time. He will be in Mayetta, Kan. on November 1, Snoqualmie, Wash. on November 22, Canyonville, Ore. on November 23 and Bethlehem, Pa. on January 24.
What does Jeff Foxworthy do for fun?
As an avid outdoor man, Jeff Foxworthy enjoys fishing, moving dirt with his bulldozer and hunting for arrowheads.
What are some of Jeff Foxworthy's Accomplishments?
Jeff Foxworthy won the American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic in 1990. He also won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series in 1996 for his role in The Jeff Foxworthy Show.
Which comedians are similar to Jeff Foxworthy?
If you love Jeff Foxworthy, you will probably also enjoy comedians Bill Engvall, Ron White and Larry The Cable Guy. Bill Engvall is known for his "Here's Your Sign" routine and also jokes about his family. Larry The Cable Guy, best known for his "git-r-done" catchphrase and his cut-off sleeves, also jokes about his family and mocks his own intelligence. Ron White, possibly the most sophisticated of the group, is known for his appearances on stage with a glass of scotch and a cigar. Though the group of four are friends and have toured together, they can also be seen in separate performances.Back to Top
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