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July 16, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Is America ready to get their Bible lessons from Jeff Foxworthy, king of the redneck joke? It's about to become reality as Game Show Network has released the first look at its original game show"The American Bible Challege. " Game shows have tackled everything from the private lives of newlyweds to deepest fears of average Americans, so offering up the Good Book as the basis for frantic competition and fabulous cash prizes seems like the next logical step. They have rock bands and coffee bars in churches now, so it's not as outlandish as it may seem at first.
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September 15, 2012 | By T.L. Stanley
Why would comedian Jeff Foxworthy, a devout Christian, initially turn down an offer to host a TV game show about the Bible? The answer is his eternal salvation. "I didn't want to be the guy standing in line in hell saying, 'It was the game show, right?'" Foxworthy said. "I told my wife I didn't think I should do it. " He soon reconsidered, stepping into the role of emcee for Game Show Network's "American Bible Challenge," which has been billed as a show "3,400 years in the making," and now thinks he's probably in the clear come Judgment Day. The show broke ratings records at the cable network with 5.3 million cumulative viewers in its first week and, equally important to Foxworthy, earned a thumbs-up from the God-fearing community.
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April 11, 2013 | By Jay Jones
The next two Saturdays will determine who will become the newest headliner at the Riviera Comedy Club . In recent weeks, the hotel has been auditioning comics from around the country in a contest with a prize worthy of a TV talent show: a gig on the Las Vegas Strip. A total of 226 people from across the country submitted videos of their funniest material, from which 16 people were chosen to compete live on stage. The last of four finalists will be selected during a show that begins at  10 p.m. Saturday.
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January 10, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a staff writer for The Times Orange County Edition.
For comedian Jeff Foxworthy, 1990 was a very good year. In April, the Georgia native made his "Tonight Show" debut and three days later he was named the American Comedy Awards' Club Comic of the Year in a nationally televised ceremony. Foxworthy's humor book "You Might Be a Redneck If . . ." ("You have more than two brothers named Bubba or Junior." . . . "Your family tree does not fork") sold more than 100,000 copies and went into its eighth printing.
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July 29, 2004 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
"We are not here to change the world; we are here to make it a little more bearable, OK?" Jeff Foxworthy says at the top of his new sketch comedy show, "Blue Collar TV," premiering tonight on the WB. The television spinoff of a long-running concert tour, which has so far grossed $15 million and spawned a successful movie, CD and video -- all also brought to you by Warner Bros.
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December 23, 1995 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy thought he knew what it was like to be a star when his "You Might Be a Redneck If . . . " debut album became a monster hit last year. The album has sold more than 2.6 million copies and is on the cusp of becoming the best-selling comedy disc ever. His second album, "Games Rednecks Play," achieved platinum status last August just five weeks after its release.
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September 20, 1994 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy was born and raised middle class in Atlanta. Before entering show business a decade ago, the Georgia Tech grad, with a thick-as-molasses Southern drawl and a down-home manner, did computer repair at IBM. Still, when Foxworthy starts talkin' north of the Mason-Dixon line, some Yanks just assume he must have been brought up in some rural trailer park. Indeed, the 36-year-old funnyman has received more good-natured hick remarks than a truckload of Ozark hillbillies.
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February 10, 2007
Game show gig: Comedian Jeff Foxworthy will host the Fox game show, "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" The series, premiering Feb. 27, consists of questions taken from textbooks from fifth grade and below and has students assisting the adult contestants, trying to help remind them what they've forgotten since their school days.
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April 26, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy, who has starred in series for NBC, ABC and the WB, is taking his act to CMT. The country-flavored cable channel said Tuesday that it will introduce "Foxworthy's Big Night Out" in September, a half-hour weekly series that will feature comedy from its host and music by guest performers.
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September 15, 2012 | By T.L. Stanley
Why would comedian Jeff Foxworthy, a devout Christian, initially turn down an offer to host a TV game show about the Bible? The answer is his eternal salvation. "I didn't want to be the guy standing in line in hell saying, 'It was the game show, right?'" Foxworthy said. "I told my wife I didn't think I should do it. " He soon reconsidered, stepping into the role of emcee for Game Show Network's "American Bible Challenge," which has been billed as a show "3,400 years in the making," and now thinks he's probably in the clear come Judgment Day. The show broke ratings records at the cable network with 5.3 million cumulative viewers in its first week and, equally important to Foxworthy, earned a thumbs-up from the God-fearing community.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Is America ready to get their Bible lessons from Jeff Foxworthy, king of the redneck joke? It's about to become reality as Game Show Network has released the first look at its original game show"The American Bible Challege. " Game shows have tackled everything from the private lives of newlyweds to deepest fears of average Americans, so offering up the Good Book as the basis for frantic competition and fabulous cash prizes seems like the next logical step. They have rock bands and coffee bars in churches now, so it's not as outlandish as it may seem at first.
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March 26, 2009 | FROM A TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seemed like a mere novelty when it premiered on Fox two years ago, but "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" proved so popular that there will be a syndicated version of the game show this fall. Jeff Foxworthy, who hosts the network show, also will host the syndicated edition, which will air weeknights locally on KTTV-TV Channel 11. The show tests adults on what they remember from their grammar school education.
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March 5, 2007 | SCOTT COLLINS, The Channel Island column runs every Monday in Calendar. Contact Scott Collins at channelisland@latimes.com.
HERE'S how quickly a career can change in television: Until a month ago, comic Jeff Foxworthy thought he was pretty much done with the networks. Last week, though, the man who launched a million redneck jokes helped deliver some record-breaking ratings for Fox. New entry on the Foxworthy resume? Only prime-time game-show host in America with his own line of beef jerky products.
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February 10, 2007
Game show gig: Comedian Jeff Foxworthy will host the Fox game show, "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" The series, premiering Feb. 27, consists of questions taken from textbooks from fifth grade and below and has students assisting the adult contestants, trying to help remind them what they've forgotten since their school days.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy, who has starred in series for NBC, ABC and the WB, is taking his act to CMT. The country-flavored cable channel said Tuesday that it will introduce "Foxworthy's Big Night Out" in September, a half-hour weekly series that will feature comedy from its host and music by guest performers.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2009 | FROM A TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seemed like a mere novelty when it premiered on Fox two years ago, but "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" proved so popular that there will be a syndicated version of the game show this fall. Jeff Foxworthy, who hosts the network show, also will host the syndicated edition, which will air weeknights locally on KTTV-TV Channel 11. The show tests adults on what they remember from their grammar school education.
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July 29, 2004 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
"We are not here to change the world; we are here to make it a little more bearable, OK?" Jeff Foxworthy says at the top of his new sketch comedy show, "Blue Collar TV," premiering tonight on the WB. The television spinoff of a long-running concert tour, which has so far grossed $15 million and spawned a successful movie, CD and video -- all also brought to you by Warner Bros.
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