Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy

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Jeff Foxworthy

Larry The Cable Guy

Fri. Jan 27

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Rosemont Theatre

This event is all ages

Jeff Foxworthy
Jeff Foxworthy
"Foxworthy is especially virtuosic in his physical comedy, his flights of fancy and lightning shifts of tone and mood, he blends all these elements effortlessly. He may define being redneck as possessing "a glorious lack of sophistication," but the truth is that Foxworthy, for all his regular-guy image, is a decidedly sophisticated artist." Kevin Thomas, LA TIMES

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. 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.

Foxworthy is currently on tour with Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. The three reunited for "Them Idiots Whirled Tour", which was filmed as a special for CMT. The special will air in the first quarter of 2012. Jeff was also the host of the hit show Are Your Smarter Than A 5th Grader. Prior to that he executive produced and starred in,Foxworthy's Big Night Out. Foxworthy had also starred in and executive produced 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 Movieand 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.

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 is the voice of Handy Smurf in "The Smurfs" which was released this July. Prior to this, Jeff was the voice of Reggie the Rooster in the Warner Bros. film Racing Stripes, which was released on January 14, 2005. He also voiced the animated character Lyle in the Disney movie Fox and The Hound II, which is currently available on DVD.

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 has a line of greeting cards and specialty products through American Greetings that are available at all Wal-Mart stores. He has a line of You Might Be A Redneck If….calendars through Andrews McMeel Publishing, which have sold millions of copies. He also has his own line of beef jerky as well as a line of barbeque sauces. 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
With his signature catchphrase, "Git-R-Done", Larry the Cable Guy is selling out theatres and arenas across the United States.

Larry is currently the host of Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy for the History Channel, which is now filming its second season. The show premiered in first quarter of 2011 and was a huge ratings success. In each episode, Larry visits 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.

Larry is on tour with Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall. The three reunited for "Them Idiots Whirled Tour", which was filmed as a special for CMT. The special will air in the first quarter of 2012.

On July 4, 2009 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE, Larry performed in front of more than 50,000 and taped his next 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, was the third highest rated roast in Comedy Central history, attracting 4.1 million viewers. He also hosted and producedLarry the Cable Guy's Star Studded Christmas Extravaganza," which aired on CMT to huge ratings success. His new Christmas special Larry The Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau will air on CMT November 20, 2009.

In 2008 Larry co-starred with Ivana Milicevic, Yaphet Kotto, Peter Stormare, Joe Mantegna, Jenny McCarthy and Eric Roberts in Witless Protection. Prior to Witless Protection, in 2007 he starred in the film Delta Farce .His first feature Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector was released in 2006. The comedy starred Joe Pantoliano, Joanna Cassidy, and Tony Hale. When the DVD was released in August, 2006 it sold more than 1 million copies in the first week of release.

Larry is the voice of Mater in the Golden Globe winning animated feature film Cars from Disney/Pixar as well as Cars 2. The sequel was released June 24, 2011 and was number one at the box office, grossing over 65 million dollars. Cars was released in 2006 and opened at # 1 at the box office, and grossed over 200 million dollars in the US alone.

Larry was part of the highly successful concert 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. 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 two years in a row (2007 and 2006) and appeared on the 2011 list as well. This lists the hottest and most successful people in the entertainment industry. Larry has also received the Billboard Top Comedy Tour Award (2006).

For further information you can also go to his website at www.larrythecableguy.com
Venue Information:
Rosemont Theatre
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL, 60018
http://www.rosemont.com/theatre/