Image Licenses Blue-Collar Comedian DVDs18 Mar, 2004 By: Angelique Flores
Image Entertainment will collaborate with Parallel Entertainment to release a series of DVDs featuring the comedians of the popular Blue Collar Comedy Tour. The exclusive licensing agreement will begin with the release of Jeff Foxworthy: You Might Be a Redneck If …/Check Your Neck March 30.
Blue Collar comedian Larry the Cable Guy's Git-R-Done will appear May 25 as the second DVD release, and Ron White's Here's Your Sign: Live will bow July 27. Bill Engvall also will release DVD specials this year through Image.
“The combination of Jeff, Larry, Bill and Ron as the Blue Collar Comedians is a proven commercial powerhouse in all entertainment avenues, including feature film, television, concert tours and packaged media,” said Barry Gordon, Image's SVP of acquisitions.
The Blue Collar Comedy Tour featuring the four comedians played to sold-out crowds in more than 90 U.S. cities and grossed more than $15 million. Warner Bros. released a movie version of the tour, which premiered on Comedy Central as the most-watched film in the channel's history, with 2 million viewers. The title has earned $10.6 million in combined video rental and sales revenue, according to Video Store Magazine Market Research.
The WB TV channel has signed the four comedians to eight episodes of a sketch comedy series.