Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping GRAMMY™-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, White has established himself as a star in his own right. Don’t miss Ron White as he returns to Silver Legacy Resort Casino at THE ROW on Friday, Sept. 6.
White has always been a classic storyteller. His stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. All four of his comedy albums charted #1 on the Billboard™ Comedy Charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two GRAMMY™ Awards, and since 2004, has been one of the top three grossing stand-up comedians on tour in America.
White began performing comedy in 1986 and was quickly opening for legendary comedians Sam Kinison and Jeff Foxworthy. After eventually becoming a comedy club headliner, in 2000 White was asked to join the Blue Collar Comedy Tour alongside Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. The show toured for over three years to sold-out audiences in over 270 cities and grossed more than $35 million. In 2003, Warner Brothers filmed “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie” for a theatrical/TV/DVD/CD release. The film premiered as the most-watched movie in Comedy Central’s history. In 2005, “Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again” was filmed and released on TV and DVD/CD.
In 2003, White released his breakthrough comedy CD “Drunk in Public” followed by his first one-hour TV comedy special “They Call Me Tater Salad.” The special had the highest viewership for a Sunday program in Comedy Central history. The DVD version was released in 2004 and reached #1 on the Billboard™ Comedy Chart. In 2005, White’s second one-hour special “You Can’t Fix Stupid” aired on Comedy Central to 4.5 million viewers, making it the third largest audience in Comedy Central’s history and the #1 show on primetime basic cable.
White has been a passionate supporter of the US military for more than 20 years, donating his time and resources with endeavors like his annual charity show “Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops” in which the profits from ticket and DVD sales are donated to the Armed Forces Foundation to assist troops and their families. Many of White’s celebrity friends have participated in these shows including Lewis Black, Dave Attell, Kathleen Madigan, Brian Regan and Rascal Flatts.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, March 16 starting at $ 59.50 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 775-325-7401.
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