"Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby," recorded for Netflix at the Pantages Theatre in 2019, ended up getting an Emmy nomination. That may be one reason Jeff Foxworthy chose the same venue to tape his own special for the streaming giant.
To casual fans, Foxworthy is mostly known for "you might be a redneck" jokes and hosting "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"
But during the second of two performances on Saturday , he managed to get through an hour of solid material without ever uttering the word "redneck."
Instead, the set revolved around "the good 'ol days" — and whether they were really as good as the older generation seems to think.
Younger viewers who end up watching the TV special may wince at bits about women who ramble without taking a breath and over pack for weekend vacations. He joked that if his wife had to pick between his life and her shoes, she'd tell the doctor that her husband would like to be cremated.
But Foxworthy, dressed in an untucked shirt and blue jeans, also made time to make fun of himself. He concluded the set by sharing a story about the time he ended up locking himself out of a hotel room without a stitch of clothing.
Minneapolis continues to be a popular setting for comedy tapings. Jim Gaffigan taped his own Netflix special two weeks ago across the street at the State Theatre.