Jeff Foxworthy: Big Night Out
Review By: George
Peden, CSO Staff Journalist
a winning formula. Combine the jocular antics of redneck comedian
Jeff Foxworthy to a host of big name country acts, sprinkle in
loose and funny storylines and you have the making of a big night.
Plaster each of the half hour shows with a tune or two, and
you’re on the way to solid country entertainment. That, in
essence, is Foxworthy’s TV show, Big Night Out. And… it
works. The live audience loved it, and now, from the comfort of
home, we get the chance to relive the popular TV show.
With names like Kenny Rogers, Pat Green, Sara
Evans, Hank Williams Jr., to name a few, the 12 part series,
available now on two DVDs on Paramount Home Entertainment, shows
why Foxworthy is a cutting edge blue collar approved larrikin.
The episodes start with a monologue of
Foxworthy’s funniest observations of life and the suburban
struggle, familiar to all of us. In the simple enough format, the
guest act then teams up with Foxworthy and his cast buddies to
connect with the hardest of all public performances: comedy.
And…surprisingly, it all works. It’s simple and laughable
humor, stuff the whole family can chuckle at.
Not only is there the 12 show series, with
enough laughter and merriment to while away several hours, not to
forget the music, but the series also comes with extras. These
include bloopers, Foxworthy notable monologues, behind the scenes
at how the show unfolds, and there’s also an up close and
personal on The Homewreckers. These eight talented dancers add
zest and charm to the show, while making me ask: what ever became
of wrestling’s Nitro girls? For those in need of maintenance and
fitness direction, there is also a funny segment on cast fitness.
Foxworthy and his Big Night Out is a good
buy. The guy is funny, lampooning the ordinary while yanking on
our collective legs ever so gently. Throw in a just-right pick of
today’s favs – acts like Jack Ingram, Blake Shelton and Joe
Nichols – and you have a reason to think twice about going out
tonight. My advice? Settle in, rearrange the bean bag, take the
phone of the hook and warm the popcorn, your big night out is
happening closer to home.