Jeff Foxworthy

Jeff Foxworthy


Everybody’s got a name and a story. Mine isn’t any more important than yours.


By Roadtrip Nation

Jeff Foxworthy


My road in life has taken me all over.
I grew up in Hapeville, Georgia.
As a child, I would save my allowance to buy comedy records, memorize them, and perform those bits for my schoolmates, but I didn’t realize that was something I could do for a living.
I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life when I graduated high school, so I went to Georgia Institute of Technology for college because it was the least expensive and closest to home.
I worked full-time in a grocery store while going to school—after three years of college, I took a break from school because my grades were struggling and I just never ended up going back.
After leaving school, I worked at IBM for five years but the corporate job wasn’t a great fit for me.
Some of my coworkers dared me to enter a contest at the local comedy club and I ended up winning!
Within a few months, I quit my job at IBM to try and make it as a comedian—in eight years, I had done 500 shows.
Since becoming a comedian, I’ve performed as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, worked on a variety of TV shows, and released multiple comedy albums, including ”You Might Be a Redneck If…”
Keep following my journey


High School



I'm a stand-up comedian.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

I started off by entering a contest at a comedy club and then continuing to do stand-up at open mic nights. I went on the road and did 500 shows in 8 years. In my opinion, that's how you make it. You work hard, keep at it, and commit to getting up on stage over and over again. It's hard work though and there will be some nights that no one laughs. You have to really love what you're doing to keep putting yourself out there like that.


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You can't quit your job! What are you thinking?"