Sunday, April 20, 2008

Is Birmingham Smarter Than a Fifth-Grader?

Posted By on Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 4:00 AM

According to the Birmingham News, Beale Street impressario John Elkington is in talks with comedian Jeff Foxworthy about opening a club in a planned downtown Birmingham entertainment district that Elkington is developing.

From the News: Elkington, of Performa Entertainment Real Estate, known for its Beale Street development in Memphis, said he hopes to reach a deal soon with representatives of the Atlanta-based comedian, host of Fox television's hit game show "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader."

"Talks are going well. He would fit in well in our district," Elkington said Friday after meeting with board members of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.

In other news, Elkington asked the board members if they knew the capitol of South Dakota, and told them they might be rednecks if they thought possum was the other white meat.

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