Dirty South

Jeff Foxworthy is the comic equivalent of Rascal Flatts—someone who pretends to represent the authentic South, who, in fact, appeals mostly to Sun Belt suburbanites who wear pleated khakis to wash their SUVs. Despite his redneck shtick, Foxworthy isn't the Springsteen—or even the Billy Joel—of the South, but a minstrel without the black face. He peddles lame and lazy stereotypes about working-class Southerners that are about as deep as the average Jay Leno quip. It's as if he finds his material during a 30-minute lunch at Cracker Barrel. If you want a smarter, funnier alternative to Foxworthy, check out the guys at RedstateUpdate.com, whose skits suggest that they've spent most of their lives in small Southern towns often with humorous or miserable results. Jeff Foxworthy plays the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie 8 p.m. Friday. Call 214-373-8000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Fri., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.
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Matt Pulle
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