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THE CAROLINA THEATRE OF DURHAM PRESENTS

Joe Bob Briggs Indoor Drive-In Geek-Out

Double Feature Screening of Bubba Ho-Tep & Donnie Darko

  • Sat, May 11 at 7:00pm
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    Joe Bob Briggs is the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic. His wisecracking take on B-movies was featured on two long-running late-night television shows, first on The Movie Channel and then on TNT. That tradition continues with his latest series, “The Last Drive-In,” currently featured on AMC’s Shudder streaming platform.

    Briggs is also a successful investigative journalist, actor, and author. His nine books include “Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In” (1987) and “Profoundly Disturbing: Shocking Movies that Changed History” (2003).

    He has appeared in several movies, including “Casino,” “Face/Off,” and “Great Balls of Fire,” and continues to be a regular host and Master of Ceremonies at film festivals and conventions. Joe Bob is currently touring with his critically acclaimed “How Rednecks Saved Hollywood,” a one-man comedy show that traces the entire history of the redneck, as told through movies, from 16th-century Scotland to the present. Reviewers have described the show as, “Part history lesson, part clip show, and all entertaining, Joe Bob’s ‘How Rednecks Saved Hollywood’ is the man wholly in his element: hilarious, insightful, and courageously plain spoken” (TenneseeHorror.com) and “…a rollicking yet well-researched history of the origin of rednecks and our culture’s love-hate affair with them” (Queen City Nerve).

    Briggs hosted Joe Bob’s “Drive-In Theater” for eleven years on “The Movie Channel” and “MonsterVision” for five years on TNT. During the course of his hosting career, he has executive-produced 20,000 hours of television and become the leading authority on exploitation and genre films. In 2018, “The Last Drive-In” with Joe Bob Briggs broke the internet and is now in its 6th season on “Shudder.” John Waters said of Joe Bob, “[He] is the Henri Langlois of exploitation films. He’s already a cinema saint, and if I were you, I’d pray for his guidance.”