HBO Comedy Hour: Jeff Foxworthy: Totally Committed

April 15, 1998

Presents Superstar Comic in His First Solo HBO Special, Debuting May 16

He's recorded hit albums, written best-selling books and headlined his own network comedy series. Now, HBO COMEDY HOUR: JEFF FOXWORTHY: TOTALLY COMMITTED spotlights the superstar comic in his first HBO special, debuting SATURDAY, MAY 16 (9:30-10:30 p.m. ET). Taped at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati this February, the stand-up special features Foxworthy's thoughts on marriage, children, family and growing old, as well as his signature observations on life in the South.

Other playdates: May 20 (12:40 a.m.), 26 (10:15 p.m.), 28 (4:15 a.m.) and 31 (3:25 a.m.), and June 4 (12:10 a.m.) and 8 (11:00 p.m.).

HBO COMEDY HOUR: JEFF FOXWORTHY: TOTALLY COMMITTED includes the comic's comments on:A successful marriage: "If she ain't happy, you ain't happy. And she ain't happy long enough, you're going to be unhappy with half of your stuff."

  • Spending holidays with his in-laws, which he says "on life's list of pleasurable things to do comes in just below sitting in a tub full of scissors."
  • Getting started in marriage: "My advice to men who are getting married: Don't be too attached to any furniture you have."
  • The difference between what is said and what is meant with break-up lines: "One of my favorites is 'I need some space'... without you in it."
  • The difference between sophisticated people and rednecks: "Sophisticated people have stock portfolios, rednecks buy commemorative plates. Sophisticated people have retirement plans, rednecks play the lottery. Sophisticated people go to auctions, rednecks have yard sales. Sophisticated people play chess, rednecks amuse ourselves for hours with a sheet of bubble wrap."

A success in a variety of media, Jeff Foxworthy's three albums have sold more than seven million copies. His debut album, entitled "You Might Be a Redneck If...," sold three million to become the best-selling comedy release of all time, while his second, "Games Rednecks Play," received a Grammy nomination. Foxworthy has also written nine popular books, including "You Might Be a Redneck If...," "Hick Is Chic: A Guide to Etiquette for the (Grossly) Unsophisticated" and "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem," which spent two months on the New York Times best-seller list.

Besides headlining his own network sitcom for two years, Foxworthy has previously starred in two cable stand-up specials, and has received a People's Choice Award and an American Comedy Award.

The executive producers of HBO COMEDY HOUR: JEFF FOXWORTHY: TOTALLY COMMITTED are Sandy Chanley, Jeff Foxworthy and J.P. Williams; producer, Tom Bull; director, Keith Truesdell; written by Jeff Foxworthy and Ritch Shydner.

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