EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed comedian Jeff Foxworthy and will represent him in all areas. Foxworthy is a big earner in the heartland: He’s the biggest-selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee, author of more than 26 books. He’s also a founding member of the Blue Collar Comedy group, which did one of the more successful stand-up tours ever. Foxworthy, who had been repped by Paradigm, is also an avid outdoorsman who has built a merchandising empire based on his blue collar brand. The agency will rep Foxworthy Outdoors, the lifestyle and branding company headed by CEO Larry Burns.
In film and TV, Foxworthy most recently reprised his voice role of Handy Smurf in The Smurfs 2 for Sony Pictures Animation, and he is hosting the third season of The American Bible Challenge for GSN. He’s coming off hosting The American Baking Competition for CBS and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? He also can reliably tell you if you’re a redneck. Foxworthy continues to be managed by J.P. Williams of Parallel Entertainment.