Laughter will flow with Jeff Foxworthy/Larry the Cable Guy at Wash. State Fair Sept. 23

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.

Puyallup, WA - March 21, 2016 – Get ready for a night of laughter when Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy come to the Washington State Fair on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Known for his classic line, “You might be a redneck if…,” Jeff Foxworthy has sold more records than any other comedian in history 30 million albums, was a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best-selling author of more than 26 books. Blue collar humor comes to life the moment you hear Larry the Cable Guy’s signature catchphrase, “Git-R-Done.” His CDs have not only been #1 on Billboard’s Comedy Charts, but have also been certified gold. Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, bestselling author, and was named to Forbes “Celebrity 100” list in 2006 and 2007.

Tickets for the Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy show go on sale on Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. The show is part of the Washington State Fair’s 2016 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Tickets are $80 – golden circle, $70, $55 and include Fair gate admission. Tickets will be available on the Fair website, http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/jeff-foxworthy-and-larry-the-cable-guy or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. PST. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair’s Box Office at 9th Ave SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Online and phone purchases are subject to standard processing fees. Tickets purchased on site will be charged a $2 per ticket service fee.

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy are currently on tour.   The “We’ve Been Thinking Tour”, sponsored by RFD-TV, features all new material from both comedians.  The live show will be filmed as a comedy special in the spring of 2016.  In addition, they have their own comedy channel “Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup” on SIRIUSXM.  The channel is a partnership with SIRIUSXM.  It will showcase the best in great American comedy.  You’ll hear hilarious material from this dynamic duo as well as comedy from some of their personal favorite comedians.

Jeff Foxworthy:

Jeff hosted the FOX television game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader for several seasons, including its return to primetime this past fall.  He hosted three season of The American Bible Challenge for GSN, had an animated series Bounty Hunters on CMT, hosted the reality series The American Baking Competition for CBS Television Network and narrated the Lifetime reality show The Week the Women Left. 

Jeff executive produced and starred in, Foxworthy’s Big Night Out and the television series, Blue Collar TV, which he created for the WB network. Blue Collar TV came about due to the success of Blue Collar

Comedy Tour, The Movie and the concert tour of the same name. The movie premiered on Comedy Central and was the highest rated movie in the channel’s history. To date the movie has sold more than 4 million units. The soundtrack for this movie has been RIAA certified gold (more than 500,000 units).

Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again, the sequel to the first film has sold more than 3 million units since its release on December 7, 2004.  It premiered on Comedy Central February 13, 2005 and was the 3rd most watched telecast ever leading the channel to its most watched day, weekend, and week in network history.

In March of 2006, the Blue Collar boys reunited to shoot Blue Collar Comedy Tour-One For The Road in Washington, DC at the Warner Theater.  The movie had its world premiere on Comedy Central, June 4, 2006 and was one of the highest rated shows on Comedy Central for 2006.  The soundtrack was released on June 6, 2006 and was nominated for a 2006 Grammy award. He also filmed a comedy special for CMT in 2012 with Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy titled Them Idiots Whirled Tour .

Jeff’s book The Redneck Dictionary was released on October 18, 2005.  The book is based on the popular words of the south Jeff recounts in his stand-up act.  Due to their popularity, the redneck words became a regular sketch on Blue Collar TV. The book went as high as number 2 on the New York Times Bestseller List.  Jeff also released the New York Times Best Seller, How to Really Stink at Golf which shares his invaluable tips for a lifetime of horrible drives and putts. The follow up to that book “How to Really Stink at Work” was released in May of 2009. Jeff also wrote a children’s book, Dirt On My Shirt, which has become a New York Times Best Seller. He has voiced numerous characters in different animated films, including Handy Smurf in The Smurfs and Smurfs 2. He was the voice of Reggie the Rooster in the Warner Bros. film Racing Stripes, Lyle in the Disney movie Fox and The Hound II, Lindberg in the Aviators, and Charlie Horse in Hatched. For more information, visit www.jefffoxworthy.com.

Larry the Cable Guy:

Larry starred in the movie Jingle all the Way 2 for FOX Home Entertainment. The movie was released on DVD December 2, 2014 and also aired on the USA network. Other recent film credits include A Madea Christmas. Tooth Fairy 2 (2012), Witless Protection (2008), Delta Farce (2007) and his first feature Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006).  When Health Inspector was released on DVD in August, 2006 it sold more than 1 million copies in the first week of release. 

Larry is the voice of the beloved Mater in the Golden Globe winning animated feature film Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011) from Disney/Pixar.  Both movies opened number one at the box office and combined have grossed more than 1 billion dollars worldwide.  Larry will return as the voice of Mater for Cars 3, which is currently in production.   

Larry hosted Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy on History for three seasons.  The show premiered in 2011 and was a huge ratings success. In each episode, Larry visited various sites across the country revealing bits of real history while immersing himself in new and different lifestyles, jobs and hobbies that celebrate the American experience.  It was recently licensed by AXS TV.  Larry was also the star of the CMT animated show Bounty Hunters, which reunited him with Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall. 

In early 2012 Them Idiots Whirled Tour starring Larry, Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall aired on CMT.  The show was released on DVD and CD by Warner Bros/Jack Records, debuting at number one on the Billboard Comedy Charts.  On July 4, 2009 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE, Larry performed in front of more than 50,000 and taped his hour special Tailgate Party for Comedy Central.  The show was a thank you to his fans and Nebraska for their longtime support of him.  Tickets were sold for only $4.00 and the show sold out in one weekend.  The special aired on January 31, 2010 and the DVD was released on February 2, 2010. The comedy CD of the same name debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. 

On March 15, 2009, The Comedy Central Roast of Larry The Cable Guy aired and the show, which Larry executive produced, is one of the highest rated roasts in Comedy Central history, attracting 4.1 million viewers. Larry has also hosted and executive produced three Christmas specials for both VH1 and CMT.  The variety style shows were all huge ratings successes for those networks. For more information, visit www.larrythecableguy.com.

The show is part of the Washington State Fair’s 2016 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Tickets will also go on sale for other artists in the coming months. Visit www.thefair.com to see the updated lineup, or sign up online to receive announcements of pre-sale opportunities BEFORE concert tickets go on sale to the public. The concerts to date are:

DATE PERFORMANCE TIME

PRICES
(incl. Fair gate)

Standard processing fees apply

Sept. 4 (Su) Tim McGraw
(Music Superstar)
7:30 p.m. $350 VIP package, $250 VIP package, $95, $85
Sept. 9 (F) Rodeo Playoffs - Friday Matinee 1:00 p.m. $18 / $5*
Sept. 9 (F)

Rodeo Playoffs with Thompson Square concert - Friday Evening
(Country)

6:30 p.m.

$40-Golden Saddle, $30
$35-Standing in Dirt Concert

Sept. 10 (Sa) Rodeo Playoffs - Saturday Matinee 1:00 p.m. $30 - Golden Saddle, $25
Sept. 10 (Sa)

Rodeo Playoffs with Chris Janson concert - Saturday Evening
(Country)

6:30 p.m.

$40-Golden Saddle, $30
$35-Standing in Dirt Concert

Sept. 11 (Su) Rodeo - Puyallup Finals 1:00 p.m. $35-Golden Circle, $36, $26
Sept. 12 (M) for King & Country and Matt Maher
(Christian)
7:30 p.m. $46-Golden Circle, $36, $26
Sept. 22 (Th) Dierks Bentley
(Country)
7:30 p.m.

$100-Golden Circle, $80, $65
Pre-Show Dinner-$38

Sept. 23 (F) Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy 7:30 p.m. $80-Golden Circle, $70, $55
Sept. 25 (Su) Train, with special guests MAGIC!
(Pop)
7:30 p.m.

$75-Golden Circle, $65, $50

* Friday 1 p.m. rodeo does not include Fair gate admission. Gates are open free from 10 a.m.-noon.

The Washington State Fair is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It started in 1900 in Puyallup, and welcomes over one million guests to the single largest attended event in the state. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 21-day event that kicks off the Friday of Labor Day weekend. For more info about the Sept. 2-25, 2016 Washington State Fair (closed Tuesdays), visit www.thefair.com.

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