Humorist/Film Critic Joe Bob Briggs Talks About Rednecks at the Capitol Theatre

Wed 10/9 @ 7:30-9:30PM

“Joe Bob Briggs” is a character created by sportswriter-turned-movie-critic John Irving Bloom. In the exaggerated voice of a Texas redneck, “Briggs” humorously reviews B-movies, classic drive-in films and exploitation flicks, the type once seen widely at drive-ins backs when there were a lot of drive-ins; sex and violence tend to get a lot of positive mentions. He’s actually from the south — Little Rock and Texas — so he comes by the persona naturally.

Briggs will be in town at the Capitol Theatre for “An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs: How Rednecks Saved Hollywood.” He’ll tell the story of rednecks using more than 200 clips and still from both mainstream and drive-in-types movies. You’ll learn all sorts of things you didn’t know about the role of the redneck in America, some of them even true. Check it out!

Afterward, he’ll be in the lobby signing autographs. If you bring one of his nine books to sign, he’d probably really like that.

Tickets are $22.50 in advance; $27.50 day of the show.


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