Wry social and political commentary exists beneath the joke-laden surface

Having successfully played the game long enough, Kinky Friedman has evolved from the sort of snotty miscreant who would start his career fronting a band called the Texas Jewboys and later arrive as a beloved Mark Twain-esque humorist and friend of presidents. Beneath all of the jokes, however, you have a wry political and social commentator and genuine country treasure. The best teachers are often the ones you don't realize are teaching, and a character like Friedman onstage singing a song like “They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore” may go a lot further in changing minds and ways than much of the outrage we witness these days. (Don't miss it)