Personnel includes: Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall.
Big Blue Collar Band: Marty Stuart (vocals, electric guitar); Porter Howell (acoustic & electric guitar); J.T. Corenflos (electric guitar); Gary Oleyar (fiddle); Tim Lauer (piano, Hammond B-3 organ); Alison Prestwood (bass); Chad Cromwell (drums); Brian David Willis (percussion); Russell Terrell, Kim Parent, Diana Dewitt (background vocals).
Principally recorded live at the Indiana University Auditorium, Indiana.
BIG FUNNY was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album.
Personnel: Marty Stuart (vocals, electric guitar); Porter Howell (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); J.T. Corenflos (electric guitar); Gary Oleyar (fiddle); Tim Lauer (piano); Chad Cromwell (drums); Diana DeWitt, Kim Parent, Russell Terrell (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Brian David Willis.
Recording information: Indiana University Auditorium.
Editor: Brian David Willis.
Photographer: Tom Smugala.
Jeff Foxworthy's first album for DreamWorks, Big Funny, is also his first standup record not to rely heavily on redneck-themed material. Of course, Foxworthy doesn't completely abandon it, although he does seem to acknowledge that it's time to move on in the title of the bit "I Thought I'd Heard Every Redneck Thing"; there's also a hilarious, well-done impression of stock car driver Jeff Gordon, mimicking how difficult it is to understand any comments given in post-race interviews. But for the most part, Foxworthy concentrates on family life, gently and good-naturedly poking fun at gender differences in marriage and the pitfalls of child-rearing. It's subject matter that's been covered many a time, but Foxworthy's droll delivery will make Big Funny well worth the time of his fans. ~ Steve Huey