Grammy-nominated comedian Ron White is returning to The Classic Center Theatre
ATHENS, Ga. – Grammy-nominated comedian and feature film actor Ron White will perform live at The Classic Center Theatre on Friday, September 22 at 8 p.m.
This show is intended for mature audiences. Tickets are on sale now!
Best known by the nickname “Tater Salad,” all four of Ron White’s 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 nine years (since 2004) been one of the top three grossing stand-up comedians on tour in America.
Ron 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 Jeff 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 November of 2003, White released his breakthrough comedy CD Drunk In Public, followed by his first one-hour TV comedy special They Call Me Tater Salad. 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. 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 White 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. In 2011, the show was recorded for TV/DVD and was the second highest-watched show on CMT that year.
For more information and a full list of upcoming tour dates, please visit TaterSalad.com.
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