BLUE COLLAR COMEDY TOUR enlightens audiences with such things as Jeff Foxworthy’s vocabulary lesson on brand new redneck words such as “aorta” (“Aorta cut that grass down over yonder”), and “initiate” (“My wife ate two pizzas initiate a whole bag o’ chips”).
Jeff and his three buddies, Bill Engvall (“Here’s your (stupid) sign!”), Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy, are filmed on their tour of the Midwest, and specifically, their Phoenix performance. The film crew follows these comedic friends and intercuts between fishing trips, stops at the mall (to purchase bodily-function noise-makers and follow patrons around with it), and their onstage comedy sets.
Much of the movie is genuinely good, clean humor. For instance, Ron White tells about his airplane losing an engine one time. The guy sitting next to him asked him how far he thought the other engine would take them. Ron answered, “All the way to the scene of the crash. As a matter of fact, we’ll probably beat the paramedics by half an hour!” Ron also talks about the DeBeers diamond cutters and their latest advertisement slogan, which says something like, “Leave her speechless.” “Let’s get honest, folks,” Ron says, “All they’re saying is ‘Diamonds. . . that’ll shut ‘er up!'”
Ron digresses a bit as he talks about watching televangelist Robert Tilton the other day. He tells how Robert said, “There’s a man out there who’s depressed.” Ron says he perked up. “He’s drinking and smoking.” Ron leaned forward farther. “That’s me,” he thought. “And, he’s sitting in a yellow beanbag chair.” “Wow!” exclaimed Ron. “And someone wants to give me a thousand dollars.” “Sheesh,” said Ron, “that was a close one. . . Thought it was me for a minute!”
Bill Engvall does his classic, “Here’s your sign,” referring to stupid people who ask very obvious questions, like “You goin’ skiing?” when you’re clearly loading ski equipment, and “How’d she die?” at the funeral of a 104-year-old. He talks about his recent trip in an RV, which he says means “ruins vacations,” and he tells how he instructs the boys that want to date his teenage daughter. He says, “If you’ve got any impure thoughts about my baby daughter here, I just need to let you know that I got no problem going back to prison.”
The film follows the four buddies traipsing through Bass Pro Shop with Larry the Cable Guy dressed in camouflage trying to hide right before their eyes. Very funny!
The movie has many rude and raunchy parts, however, including a tour of Victoria’s Secrets, a discussion of a rehearsal dinner at Hooter’s, jokes about sex, and many portrayals of and humorous discussions about alcohol.
The least offensive comedian in the gang by far is Jeff Foxworthy. He is a believer in real life, and he is on the board of the Christian school in Atlanta. Thus, he keeps his almost-all-the-way humor clean, but his buddies feel no such compunction. They use offensive language, including some mindless taking the name of the Lord in vain, homosexual joking, rude body humor, and subtle put-downs of women throughout their monologues.
There were a few parts of the comedy sketches that referred to the fear of God, getting saved, the joy of longevity in marriage, and the protecting of family members. Overall, though, the movie is not for the easily offended or those who do not appreciate the “art” of redneck humor.
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(PaPa, C, LL, SS, Ho, AA, DD, MM) Worldy outlook with comedians joking about women, drinking, being tossed out of bars, etc., as well as some Christian elements with comedian referring to relative getting saved, comedians saying "God bless you" often, one almost non-offensive joke about a televangelist; 18 obscenities, seven profanities and much scatological humor; plenty of sexual humor and homosexual humor; alcohol and smoking depicted throughout comedy sets and plenty of drinking jokes; and, miscellaneous immorality includes disrespectful jokes about women.
GENRE: Documentary/Comedy Concert