Who doesn’t like some good ol’ redneck comedy, right? Well, apparently there are some people out there who are not part of the Nascar-loving, trailer park-living, red state-voting populous, but that does not mean that they do not enjoy the comic stylings of the four gentleman who make up the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
For years now this combination of Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy have been taking over the world of stand-up comedy with their uniquely relatable brand of humor. Their first film, released in 2003, was a huge hit on DVD, and was very difficult for retailers to keep in stock. They followed that up with a very successful second film, The Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again in 2004, which was equally as hilarious and irreverent as the first film. But then after the second film, things began to slow a little for the Blue Collar boys; their Comedy Central television series was less than spectacular and they were beginning to fade from the comedy spotlight.
Much of their thunder had been stolen by the rise of some new, young comedians like Dane Cook and Carlos Mencia, but that did not stop the four horsemen of redneck comedy from believing that there were still plenty of laughs to be had at the expense of the redneck community. And in that sense, they were absolutely right, so they decided to release one final DVD, aptly named One for the Road.
What you get from this particular release is exactly the same thing you got with every previous Blue Collar movie. Jeff Foxworthy’s brand of comedy is very natural, unrefined, and ultimately wholesome. In One for the Road his bit is funny, but he is casually upstaged by both Bill Engvall and Ron White. Engvall continues his trend from the second film as he picks apart his daily life as a husband and father, leaving very few topics of his personal day-to-day uncovered. The only sad part for Engvall’s routine is that some of his jokes seem to be regurgitated a little bit; sorry Bill, but if you're going to regurgitate anything, we would all like a little more “Here’s your sign…”