Jeff Foxworthy on the Stories of ‘The Good Old Days,’ His First Solo Act in Decades
Jeff Foxworthy is known for his “You might be a redneck if…” jokes. (One payoff: “You run out of beer and call 9-1-1.”) But, says the Georgia native, “I’m more of a storyteller.”
Your golden years are not what you expected, which you mine for laughs.
Jeff Foxworthy: What sets you up is these commercials: the couple retiring and out on a sailboat. It never happened [for me]! But I wouldn’t trade my 60-year-old mind and soul for my 30-year-old body.
Why did you call this The Good Old Days?
My father-in-law was always talking about things being better then. I started listing things — toilets, beds, kitchens — and asking, “How is it now? How was it then?”
How did you pick the jokes to put in the special?
I tried out, “Don’t look up [problems] on WebMD. A hangnail turns into a cerebral hemorrhage.” People guffawed. The audience tells you what’s funny.
Jeff Foxworthy: The Good Old Days, Streaming now, Netflix