Tickets are available for “An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs: How Rednecks Saved Hollywood” at Pittsburgh’s Regent Square Theater this Saturday, June 29.
“How Rednecks Saved Hollywood” is Joe Bob’s multi-media standup-comedy rant featuring 200 clips and stills covering the complete history of rednecks in America as told through the classics of both grindhouse and mainstream movies.
Rave Reviews from Our Redneck Brothers and Sisters:
Having the opportunity to witness the South By Southwest premiere for How Rednecks Saved Hollywood, I can attest that Joe Bob’s thesis is far better than any TED Talk you’ll ever see.
Part history lesson, part clip show, and all entertaining, Joe Bob’s How Rednecks Saved Hollywood is the man wholly in his element: hilarious, insightful, and courageously plain spoken.
How Rednecks Saved Hollywood was an absolute highlight of South By Southwest and an event that fans of Joe Bob Briggs and redneck movies alike should check out. Even if you are only a fan of one or the other, there is no doubt you’ll be entertained and enlightened for the duration of the event.
Joe Bob Briggs would probably blanch at the description, but the cult movie enthusiast, humorist and media personality is above all an astute social critic. All his wit, politically incorrect quips and keen insight into Americans — particularly Americans who reside south of the Mason-Dixon line — was running full throttle when How Rednecks Saved Hollywood, Joe Bob’s freewheeling comedic history lesson peppered with exploitation and mainstream movie clips, kicked some serious ass with a sellout crowd at the Back Alley Film Series and Charlotte Film Society’s presentation at C3 Lab Saturday night. …A rollicking yet well-researched history of the origin of rednecks and our culture’s love-hate affair with them.
Queen City Nerve
Joe Bob has still got it! We were lucky to host Joe Bob’s live event “How Rednecks Saved Hollywood” and it was so fun and funny. Joe Bob graciously stayed after the show and took pictures and signed autographs for all his fans too! They had come out of the woodwork to see the great Joe Bob!
Owner, The Texas Theatre
Joe Bob’s performance at our theatre was one of the more unique events we’ve ever hosted! Our audience marveled and laughed while learning a new history behind some of their favorite films, taught by an icon of genre cinema. As entertaining as it was informative, film fans hung on Joe Bob’s every word while taking in the expertly crafted multi-media presentation. We can’t wait to have him back for another in-depth and hysterical look at our favorite movies!
Mark E. Anastasio
Program Manager, Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation
Joe Bob Briggs is the Henri Langlois of exploitation film. He’s already a cinema saint, and if I were you, I’d pray for his guidance.