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Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White to Perform at the Abraham Chavez Theatre September 19, 2016
Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first 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, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. 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 sharing stories of his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. All 4 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 Grammys, and over the past 9 years (since 2004) been one of the top three grossing stand-up comedians on tour in America.
White joined the Blue Collar Comedy Tour alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy in January, 2000. White released his breakthrough comedy CD Drunk In Public followed by his first one-hour TV comedy special They Call Me Tater Salad. White’s second special, You Can’t Fix Stupid, aired on Comedy Central to 4.5 million viewers. The CD reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Charts and remained there for 9 consecutive weeks. This success also earned White his first Grammy nomination. White received his second Grammy nod for the show Blue Collar Comedy Tour – One for The Road. In June 2006, Penguin Books released Ron’s first book Ron “Tater Salad” White: I Had the Right to Remain Silent…But I Didn’t Have the Ability, which landed him on the New York Times Best Seller List.
Ron has been a passionate supporter of the US military troops for more than 20 years, donating his time and resources. In 2008, he created an annual charity show Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops. The profit from ticket/DVD sales is donated to the Armed Forces Foundation to assist troops and their families.
As an actor, Ron White had supporting roles acted in the major theatrical films Horrible Bosses and Sex and the City 2. He also had a principal role in Jayne Mansfield’s Car (written/directed by Billy Bob Thornton). He is a co-Executive Producer of Bridegroom, a Linda Bloodworth–Thomason documentary, which debuted at the 2013 NYC Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award. Currently, Ron White can be seen in the new Showtime series, Roadies. He plays road-tested tour manager Phil, in a critically praised performance.
Don’t miss Ron White at the Abraham Chavez Theatre on January 26, 2017.
Tickets for Ron White go on sale to the public Friday, September 23 at 10 am and range in price from $47.50 to $129.00 plus taxes and fees. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, and the Plaza Theatre Box Office.