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Redneck Comedy Roundup

Lionsgate // 1982 // 72 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // November 11th, 2005

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All Rise...

Judge David Johnson thinks this cobbled-together patchwork of mediocre comedy should be put out to pasture.

The Charge

A hilarious gathering of good ol' boys!

The Case

Redneck comedy is in these days, what with the ubiquitous airings of Jeff Foxworthy routines on Comedy Central and Larry the Cable Guy's runaway success. Recognizing this, Lions Gate has slapped together some 72 minutes worth of old footage of these blue collar comics for your viewing pleasure.

Not so much a continuous comedy special but rather a hodgepodge of different spots from different shows (falling somewhere between 1982 and 1995), Redneck Comedy Roundup features stuff from six comics: Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Ron White, Blake Clarke, Ron Shock, and John Fox. The first three are certainly the most famous, having traveled on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour together.

So how is it? Not that great really. There's some funny stuff here, but nothing so uproarious to demand a purchase. Actually, a more accurate title for this disc could have been Bill Engvall and Jeff Foxworthy and Some Other Guys.

Engvall has, like, four spots in the DVD, and while he's a charismatic guy and certainly is funny (judging by recent stuff I've seen him in), his material just wasn't doing anything for me on this disc.

Foxworthy, possibly the most recognizable of the hick comics, has a couple of routines, but they're merely okay and missing his "You Might Be a Redneck" bits. Interestingly, the funniest guy on the disc was Ron Shock, a comic I had never heard of, but ended up providing the most laugh of the entire runtime.

I think this disc is for you if you consider yourself a huge fan of these guys and want to own everything they've put out. Because, besides from the funny hairstyles some of these dudes had back in the day (Ron White takes the cake with his perm), I don't see much allure for this DVD. The routines have some funny moments, but there just weren't enough laughs to make this mandatory redneck viewing.

The presentation is bare bones from Lions Gate—full screen and 2.0 stereo—with only trailers as the bonus.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 70

Perp Profile

Studio: Lionsgate
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• English
• Spanish
Running Time: 72 Minutes
Release Year: 1982
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• Comedy

Distinguishing Marks

• Trailers


• None

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