Joe Bob Briggs headed to Minneapolis for one night only


On the heels of a very successful Thanksgiving marathon, Joe Bob Briggs will be headed to Minneapolis for a one man show for one night only.

I’m willing to bet that most of you tuned in the Shudder event, Dinners of Death, featuring the incomparable Joe Bob Briggs on Thanksgiving night. While we love the movies he features, the reason we watch The Last Drive In (and MonsterVision in the past) was for the stories, tangents, jokes and anecdotes that Joe Bob provided. For those viewers in Minneapolis, MN, you get to see Joe Bob in action live and in person.

According to the press release, Joe Bob Briggs is headed to Minneapolis for a one man show on Nov. 30 at the Parkway Theater. His show, “How Rednecks Saved Hollywood,” will feature 200 pictures, stills and clips about redneck history told through the lens of movies, both classic and grindhouse style.

Image courtesy of Joe Bob Briggs

That picture is making be have strong Archer vibes right now. Many topics will be covered during the one-man monologue show. From the press release, the lesson will include:

"– The identity of the first redneck in history.– The precise date the first redneck arrived in America.–  The most sacred redneck cinematic moments.–  How Thunder Road, the Whiskey Rebellion, the tight cutoffs worn by Claudia Jennings in Gator Bait, illegal Coors beer, and the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash combined to inspire the greatest movie in the history of the world.–  Why the redneck is the scariest monster in all of film history, with visual evidence.–  The existential difference between Forrest Gump and Sling Blade.–  The reason God loves rednecks."

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I don’t know about you, but that sounds like one hell of a history lesson. The show starts at 8pm and the doors open at 7pm. If you are close by or even are willing to drive, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

For those of you that have settled nicely under a rock for the last 30 or so years, Joe Bob Briggs is one of the best double feature film hosts of our time. His show, MonsterVision, ran on TNT from 1991-2000 and has since been resurrected through the love and fandom of the horror community into The Last Drive In on the streaming service Shudder. If you missed the Thanksgiving dusk ‘til dawn marathon, we covered the carnage in great detail. Joe Bob presented his chosen films with southern wit and charm that you couldn’t find in other horror movie hosts.

For fans in Dallas, he will be at the Alamo Drafthouse Richardson for How Rednecks Saved Hollywood on Dec. 13 and the show starts at 9pm.

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For those of you in the Minneapolis area (or Dallas for that matter) who can’t wait until Christmas for more Joe Bob Briggs, check out his show and then let us know your experience in the comments!