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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Making My Peace With Billy Graham

Making My Peace With Billy Graham

February 22, 2018

NEW YORK—Back in the bad old days of the cocaine epidemic, there was a

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Clarence Thomas and the Party House

Clarence Thomas and the Party House

February 15, 2018

NEW YORK—I think Clarence Thomas made the right decision in the Wild Party

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A World of Hurt in the Boardroom

A World of Hurt in the Boardroom

February 08, 2018

NEW YORK—Apparently a whole bunch of CEOs and public officials and

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Explicating the Bible of Texas

Explicating the Bible of Texas

February 01, 2018

DALLAS—My buddy Don Graham just finished a book on the State Bible of

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Please, It’s a Horror Film

Please, It’s a Horror Film

January 25, 2018

CHICAGO—For the first couple months after Get Out was released, I was beating

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The Wasp Woman’s Weapon Was a Wasp Waist

The Wasp Woman’s Weapon Was a Wasp Waist

January 18, 2018

NEW YORK—I walked down 8th Street yesterday, past the jumble of little

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“Nuke That Rascal’s Website”

“Nuke That Rascal’s Website”

January 11, 2018

NEW YORK—Every day somebody howls for the shutdown of a website, the

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“Your Honor, the President Is Acting Like He’s in Charge and We Want It Stopped”

“Your Honor, the President Is Acting Like He’s in Charge and We Want It Stopped”

January 04, 2018

NEW YORK—Small children on the playground know that if you can’t win an

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Men of Bad Will

Men of Bad Will

December 28, 2017

NEW YORK—“Men of good will” is an expression you don’t hear much

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Have Your Cake But Don’t Eat It

Have Your Cake But Don’t Eat It

December 21, 2017

NEW YORK—If you’re having a gay wedding, and your cake has been baked by a

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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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