Superstar Comic Jeff Foxworthy to Star in his First HBO Solo Special this Spring

January 19, 1998

Top comedian Jeff Foxworthy will headline his first HBO stand-up special this spring, it was announced today by Chris Albrecht, president, HBO Original Programming. Taping at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati this February, HBO COMEDY HOUR: JEFF FOXWORTHY: TOTALLY COMMITTED will include his observations on such signature topics as life in the South, his family and rednecks.

"Jeff Foxworthy is one of the true superstars of today's entertainment scene, and one of the funniest people around," Albrecht said. "This special underscores HBO's commitment to bringing our subscribers the biggest names in comedy."

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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