Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again

Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again

by Blue Collar Comedy Tour
     
 

The slightly twisted stars of Comedy Central's hit show Blue Collar Comedy are here, captured in a live performance before an appreciative audience that seems to recognize itself in the troupe's various southern-slanted observations on the differences between men and women. For those who like their humor with a bit of a blue tinge, Ron…  See more details below

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The slightly twisted stars of Comedy Central's hit show Blue Collar Comedy are here, captured in a live performance before an appreciative audience that seems to recognize itself in the troupe's various southern-slanted observations on the differences between men and women. For those who like their humor with a bit of a blue tinge, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy venture off into those waters once in a while, whereas Bill Engvall and Jeff Foxworthy score at will by simply observing the interaction between the sexes and marveling at the ensuing confusion and chaos. Engvall sets the stage by pointing out that "men have three basic needs in life: eating, sleeping, sex. And I can do all three of those in my truck. By myself. In traffic." Foxworthy, in a hilarious revamping of his classic "You might be a redneck" routine, notes that "if you're a man and you can't remember the last time you had sex with a woman, you're either gay or you're married." Larry the Cable Guy, the one member of the quartet who actively banters with the audience, breaks down the fourth wall with bits such as "If the shorts get any shorter on them girls at Hooters, the FDA's gonna make 'em start wearing hair nets. If you don't think that's funny you get the hell outta here, because that's a funny joke." White gets into the mating yin-yang too, but he also goes global with the closest thing to social commentary offered here, in his musings on the Chinese space program and Mexico's medical system, as well as the folly of support groups and bladder control products. If you don't like it, you get outta here, 'cause it's funny stuff on this disc.

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
With the WB's Blue Collar TV show showering success on three out of four of the comedians here, the Blue Collar Comedy troop sounds more comfortable and sure than ever. Being this relaxed suits their style, but the audience is anything but relaxed as their loud, unruly appreciation of the gang adds the needed excitement. Ron White -- the one who isn't a regular on the television show -- has experienced his own success with his They Call Me Tater Salad DVD and related albums. His lazy but highly entertaining set is the only one hurt by the CD's four-on-one formatting. White's country-Carlin, curmudgeonly delivery really works best when allowed to stretch its legs, but the bite-size sets suit the rest of the troop much better, making for a nuthin'-but-the-highlights laugh fest. Good old Foxworthy comes off better than he does on the TV shows since his dumbfounded-by-life monologues are more natural than his sketch comedy abilities. He's a kind Cosby type now, replacing his "You might be a redneck if..." with his "If you..." such and such "you're either gay or married" ("If you can't remember the last time you had sex with a woman, you're either gay or married."). The quality of his material is on the upswing with a high laugh factor, one that's matched by Bill Engvall's set. His "Spending Time Together" routine is choice Engvall as he explains the difference between men and women along with the separate interests of Southerners and Californians. It's up to BCTV's Larry the Cable Guy to really git-r-done, and git-r-done he does. His rather blue set requires more of his "Lord, I apologize" than usual, but it's a hilarious whirlwind of one-liners. A trip to the flea market with his flatulent grandmother provides Larry with a wealth of material, as does his riffing on former girlfriends. The closing "I Believe" is becoming the troop's theme song, and the version here is one of the best and silliest. White's set is too short, but everything else on Rides Again should satisfy the faithful and add to the Blue Collar Comedy Tour's already huge fan base.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2004
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624893028
catalogNumber:
48930
Rank:
97194

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