• Kenan Thompson’s new NBC gig casts shadow over SNL future

    Kenan Thompson wants comedians to ‘bring it’ on his new NBC comedy competition show Bring The Funny. A $250,000 prize package awaits the winner, but what does the future hold for the Saturday Night Live star? Industry insiders have speculated for some time that Thompson may leave SNL as a full-time cast member in pursuit of a big-time TV or movie career. Bring The Funny is the second prime-time show to land Thompson

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    Watch the full first episode of Bounty Hunters with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Lisa Lampanelli

    Though it doesn’t officially premiere on CMT until this Saturday at 10 pm ET, you can watch the entire first episode of Bounty Hunters right here! Starring Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Lisa Lampanelli, the animated series centers on a dysfunctional small town bounty hunter business headed up by Foxworthy’s character. It also features the voices of real-life married couple and Daily Show correspondents Samantha Bee

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    Time to watch a preview of Jeff Foxworthy’s bible game show and start judging (get it?)

    It’s almost here, you guys. No, not the Second Coming. We’re talking about Jeff Foxworthy’s new game show, The American Bible Challenge. It kicks off Aug. 23 at 8 pm EST on GSN, but — hot dog! — do we have a surprise for you– a full-length preview of what you can expect. Check it out below as we see the host talk about how great it is to run

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    Jeff Foxworthy’s American Bible Challenge will premiere Aug. 23

    Jeff Foxworthy, comedian, game show host and devout Christian, is bringing The American Bible Challenge to the Game Show Network. We told you about it back in March, and now GSN has officially set the premiere date for Thursday, Aug. 23 at 8 pm ET. Foxworthy, who has already made a home for himself at GSN as the host of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, will lead contestants

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    Jeff Foxworthy inks a deal to host ‘fun and entertaining’ Bible game show for GSN

    Hot on the heels of his foray into the political world, having campaigned with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, veteran comedian Jeff Foxworthy announced he’ll be hosting a new game show– about the Bible. The American Bible Challenge (I shit you not) will air on GSN, where Foxworthy already hosts Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? “I am excited to be hosting a show about the bestselling book of

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    Campaigning for Mitt Romney, Jeff Foxworthy takes a shot at Barack Obama

    Veteran comedian and television host Jeff Foxworthy campaigned with Republican presidential hopeful and current frontrunner Mitt Romney today, hitting both Alabama and Mississippi. Romney already lost in Georgia (Foxworthy’s home state) as Newt Gingrich snagged a victory there. Foxworthy long ago created a huge name for himself as founder of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, along with Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Ron White, a group of comedians

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    Watch vintage clips of Kevin Pollak, Bill Maher, more on “An Evening at the Improv”

    While people keep watching and posting Richard Pryor’s ubiquitous Live on the Sunset Strip on their Facebook wall, the time has now come to take a deeper look into the history of stand-up comedy. Hulu has just added 52 episodes of A&E’s An Evening at the Improv to its roster of anytime-online programming. If you’re not familiar of the latter-day show, because, say, you got into comedy via podcasts or

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    Jeff Foxworthy headlines NRA's American Values event, Mike Huckabee is down, too

    Hugely popular comedian Jeff Foxworthy will headline an NRA-produced event that has been described by organizers as “several Acres of Guns, Gear & Outfitters.” It’s going down April 29 to May 1 in Pittsburgh, PA and will celebrate the NRA’s 140th event like this. More than 60,000 people are expected to attend. Holy shit. For real? But Foxworthy won’t be the only one entertaining and rallying the troops, so to

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    Jeff Dunham, Dane Cook, Chelsea Handler top Forbes list of highest paid comedians

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    If you’re like me, you’ve probably never associated Forbes with stand-up comedy, but in a recent article, the online source of all things business has published a list of the top-earning stand-up comics in the past year (June 2009-June 2010). Collectively, the bunch made a whopping $165 million; here’s the breakdown: 1. Jeff Dunham, $22.5 million 2. Dane Cook, $21 million 3. Terry Fator,

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    Jimmy Fallon does Cosby, Seinfeld, Foxworthy, more on American's Got Talent

    Last night on America’s Got Talent, Jimmy Fallon made a special appearance to help promote his Emmys hosting gig going down Sunday at 8 pm EST on NBC. Now, for you haters out there thinking, “What’s Fallon doing on a talent show? He hasn’t got any talent.” Well, we’d like to say to you attitudy Judies (to quote comedian Pete Lee), it turns out the man can do 10 second

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    10 years of Blue Collar Comedy to be documented on CMT

    America’s favorite stand-up com-hicks, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy (hilarious guys and bright businessmen laughing all the way to the ATM) will reunite to reminisce about 10 years of their comedy phenomenon, the Blue Collar Tour, on two TV specials airing back-to- back March 13 on CMT. The fun begins at 8 p.m. with True Blue: Ten Years of Blue Collar Comedy, a behind-the-scenes chronicle of

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    Bill Engvall: The family guy

    Comedian Bill Engvall is bringing family back to comedy. The proof is in the blue collar comic’s stand-up and on The Bill Engvall Show; the second season premieres on TBS this Thursday. On his sitcom, The Bill Engvall Show, debuting its second season on June 12 on TBS, stand-up comedian Bill Engvall plays the kind of guy you’d want as your neighbor. After talking to the real Engvall in person,

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    Reno Collier: Blue Collar Comedy 2.0

    With a little help from his friends — Larry the Cable Guy, Jeff Foxworthy included — comedian Reno Collier is quickly climbing his way to the top of the next generation of blue collar comedy stars. After humbly starting his stand-up career one night at an open mic at Atlanta’s Punchline comedy club, comedian Reno Collier has, to say the least, found much success. He had his own Comedy Central

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