Joe Bob Briggs

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Joe Bob Briggs is the drive-in movie critic of Grapevine, Texas, currently resident in New York City, where his pop culture commentary appears in print, on television and at various dive bars that defy the modern world by allowing the smoking of cigars.


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First Amendment 101

First Amendment 101

December 14, 2017

NEW YORK—It’s been a rough year for stump speaking in general, but let’s

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The Trump WHAT?

The Trump WHAT?

December 07, 2017

NEW YORK—Why is it The Trump Era? Who invented this? Why do I read this

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Let’s Name the Segregated Universities

Let’s Name the Segregated Universities

November 30, 2017

NEW YORK—Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, was founded by a minister

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The Electoral College Works, Leave It Alone

The Electoral College Works, Leave It Alone

November 23, 2017

NEW YORK—Let’s all dogpile on the Electoral College. It’s undemocratic,

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Why China Wins

Why China Wins

November 16, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla.—Elon Musk is not going to Mars in 2022. I hope I’m

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I Got Your Aromatic Injection Right Here

I Got Your Aromatic Injection Right Here

November 09, 2017

BROOKLINE, Mass.—Let me put this in context so you don’t think I’m an

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News Alert: The Russians Aren’t Stupid

News Alert: The Russians Aren’t Stupid

November 02, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Let’s suppose young Boris and young Ivan are reporting to

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None of the Above

None of the Above

October 26, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla.—One of the funniest writers in the sports department where I

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Going Pink

Going Pink

October 19, 2017

NEW YORK—There’s this moment in every production meeting—I don’t care

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The Big Myth About Dirty Jobs, Minimum Wage, and Illegal Immigration

The Big Myth About Dirty Jobs, Minimum Wage, and Illegal Immigration

October 12, 2017

NEW YORK—Wherever you stand on the Wetback Issue, you’re no longer allowed

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“Despacito” for Gringos

“Despacito” for Gringos

October 05, 2017

NEW YORK—When the most popular music video in the world (3.8 billion views)

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Take a Knee

Take a Knee

September 28, 2017

NEW YORK—I’ve decided to take a knee. There’s been too much police

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Last of the Hippie Filmmakers

Last of the Hippie Filmmakers

September 21, 2017

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Tobe Hooper passed away the same night Hurricane Harvey hit

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The Hurricane Algorithm

The Hurricane Algorithm

September 14, 2017

NEW YORK—News executives love disasters. They get to act like Chuck Norris

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Exit the President

Exit the President

July 24, 2017

NEW YORK—Stop saying dystopian. The next person who uses this word gets a

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‘New York Times’ Reveals: Men Like Sex!

‘New York Times’ Reveals: Men Like Sex!

July 14, 2017

NEW YORK—In 1943 the great Tex Avery created an animated cartoon character

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American Airlines Is Messing With My Head

American Airlines Is Messing With My Head

July 06, 2017

NEW YORK—I don’t care about being the first one to board the plane. In

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New Orleans Is Not New Orleans Anymore

New Orleans Is Not New Orleans Anymore

June 08, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C.—The video of Robert E. Lee being taken off his

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I Apologize for This Column in Advance

I Apologize for This Column in Advance

May 29, 2017

WASHINGTON—I would like to apologize in advance for not apologizing when

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Stop Fiddling With Your Goddamn Phone

Stop Fiddling With Your Goddamn Phone

May 17, 2017

NEW YORK—Stop fiddling with your phone. This is my theme today. I want you

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Vegas Knows What to Do With a High Roller

Vegas Knows What to Do With a High Roller

May 10, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla.—Hunter S. Thompson used to mail me giant photos of objects

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Then Again, Maybe I’m a Black Man

Then Again, Maybe I’m a Black Man

April 24, 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—I’m loving all these Ancestry.com commercials where

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Bikers in the White House

Bikers in the White House

February 27, 2017

OMAHA, Neb.—Several years back, two Hell’s Angels showed up in Dallas to

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Strange Transmissions From Earth. Houston, Please Verify

Strange Transmissions From Earth. Houston, Please Verify

February 07, 2017

TO: Shane Kimbrough, Commander, International Space Station FROM: Zeb

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A Brief History of the Redneck

A Brief History of the Redneck

January 30, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Last week, when I outed myself as an Angry White Man, I got

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I Guess I’m an Angry White Man

I Guess I’m an Angry White Man

January 17, 2017

JUPITER, Fla.—The plastic remote on my Sunbeam Electric Heated Fleece Blanket

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