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Blue Collar Comedy Tour - One For The Road 
By: Jim Weaver,
Editor In Chief

That's funny right there, I don't care who you are... no really, I mean that! These guys have two major things in common; 

1. They're Southern. 
2. They're damn funny.

I'm speaking of course of the most successful comedian ever, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill "Here's Your Sign" Engvall, Ron "Tater Salad"  White and Larry the Cable Guy. Unless you have been under a rock for the last 4 years or so, you surely have heard of these guys and their extremely successful CDs, TV Specials and TV Series. The Cable TV channel, Comedy Central, seems like they have a special Blue Collar Weekend at least once a month. I can't tell you how many times I have seen the TV Show and Comedy Specials and while I like a lot of comedians for a variety of reasons, these guys talk about their families and friends and sometimes I swear, they must be related to me, or at least know some of the same people I know. I think they've just changed the names to protect our mutual friends and families' feelings. It's either that or the fruit really doesn't fall far from the tree, and apparently the tree doesn't fork much either.

The title of this CD is One For The Road, more than implying that this is the final installment in the highly successful Blue Collar franchise, they actually come right out and say it... I don't believe it for a minute. Two or three years from now I can see the "One More For The Road" CD, or maybe, "Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The South's Gonna Do It Again". The Blue Collar guys will probably come up with something more clever than those two examples, but you get the idea. And why not, these guys are responsible for making millions of people laugh for years, I saw Bill Engvall in Nashville in 1996 or '97, I'm still laughing at the stories.

The Blue Collar Comedy Tour series has made these guys Bazillions of dollars and if nothing else has secured them stand-up gigs for the rest of their lives. Even though Jeff and Bill were well known before this started, it has surely made stars of Ron and Larry. Larry has already made two movies that I know of including Larry the Cable Guy - Health Inspector and the new Disney/Pixar blockbuster Cars. Ron White mentions a couple of times during his performance about an upcoming movie, we'll just have wait and see. 

The setting this time is the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC and yes, you will find a little political humor, but not as much as I would have expected. What you get is more of the same down-home, southern-style story-telling and observations that has made them so popular. And it's great! If you need laughter in your life, and we all do, then Jeff, Bill, Ron and Larry should be a part of your life. Git-R-Done!

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