"In Foxworthy's new Netflix stand-up special, The Good Ol' Days, which began streaming March 22, there's not a single one of his signature ('you might be a redneck') jokes to be had," says Justin Kirkland. "Instead, for his first solo stand-up show in 24 years, Foxworthy stays focused on the simpler times that came before, repeating that phrase—'the good ol' days'—ad nauseam over the course of the hour-long runtime. Curiously, everything else about Foxworthy remains the same: a jewel-toned button down, the dignified mullet, the mustache of a cousin of Dale Earnhardt. Is a change of material bad? Not at all. But early on, what becomes clear is that Foxworthy hasn't shifted gears so much as he's stripped the material of meaning. Nothing in Foxworthy's set is political or cancel-able, topical or modern. It's focused on the nondescript time in his life he calls the good ol' days, but without commentary or perspective. Time will tell if it works for the broader audience, but if I may take my own swing at the joke format, in the good ol' days, Jeff Foxworthy had something to say." ALSO: Why Foxworthy titled his new special The Good Ol' Days.
TOPICS: Jeff Foxworthy, Netflix, Jeff Foxworthy: The Good Old Days, Standup Comedy