JEFF FOXWORTHY HAS NETWORK FEELING "BLUE COLLAR"
COMEDY CENTRAL® TO DEBUT TWO FOXWORTHY SPECIALS
World Premiere Of "Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again"
On Sunday, February 13 At 8:00 P.M.
"The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Jeff Foxworthy"
To Premiere On Sunday, March 20 at 10:00 P.M.
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, January 14, 2005 -- Jeff Foxworthy has COMEDY CENTRAL airing some very "Blue Collar" material. The network is primed to debut two specials from the largest selling comedy recording artist in history, beginning with the World Premiere of the hugely successful "Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again" on Sunday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m. COMEDY CENTRAL's Roast franchise has once again cooked up a hot event. On Sunday, March 20 at 10:00 p.m., Foxworthy will be skewered during the premiere of "The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Jeff Foxworthy."
"Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again" is the sequel to "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie" starring comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Ron White. Filmed live in Denver, Colorado, the "Blue Collar Boys" perform more hysterically funny new material for their fans. In addition to seeing them live on stage and performing the original song, "Blue Collar Boys Ride Again," viewers will get a look at the guys just being themselves, hanging out on their tour bus and interacting with their fans.
On December 7, 2004, "Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again" was released directly to DVD and became the all-time fastest selling stand-up comedy DVD ever with over a million units sold in its first week of release. To date, the movie has sold more than two million units. Only COMEDY CENTRAL viewers will be the treated to the World Premiere of this record-setting film.
COMEDY CENTRAL was the home of the Network Television Premiere of "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie" which scored big in its debut November 2003, drawing over 2.1 million viewers. Since the premiere, the film has aired multiple times on COMEDY CENTRAL and has registered 6 of the 10 most watched movies plays in network history, including the most watched movie ever when 2.9 million viewers tuned in March 2004 during COMEDY CENTRAL's "Redneck Weekend." The popularity of the franchise continues to grow with "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie" averaging almost 30% more viewers for its plays in 2004 versus 2003.
"Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again" was produced by J.P. Williams and Alan C. Blomquist, executive produced by Emily Wolfe, and directed by CB Harding.
Get out the lighter fluid, it's time for a Roast! COMEDY CENTRAL is serving up a feast and the main dish will be Jeff Foxworthy. "The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Jeff Foxworthy" will premiere on Sunday, March 20 at 10:00 p.m. "Blue Collar TV" stars Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White share the Roast Master hosting duties. Talent participating in this year's Roast includes Heidi Klum, Denis Leary, Anna Nicole Smith, Dr. Phil McGraw, Jay Mohr, Colin Quinn, Nick DiPaolo and Lisa Lampanelli, among others.
The Roast will once again be co-produced by Denis Leary and Jim Serpico's New York City-based Apostle. Last year's "Roast of Denis Leary," which was co-produced for the first time by Apostle, served up sizzling ratings; it was the most-viewed Roast of all-time on COMEDY CENTRAL.
Foxworthy stars in and executive produces the television series, "Blue Collar TV," which he created for the WB network and can also be seen on COMEDY CENTRAL. The ensemble cast includes Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy from "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie." "Blue Collar TV" came about due to the success of the film and the highly successful concert tour, which grossed more than 15 million dollars. The movie is now available on DVD/VHS and to date has sold more than 2.5 million units. Warner Bros. Records released the soundtrack on March 25, 2003 and it has remained in the top 10 of the Billboard Comedy Chart since the release.
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