Ron White is part of the Blue Collar comedy troupe alongside Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy, and Jeff Foxworthy. The foursome has toured across the country, almost every year over the last decade and a half. They recently went into a hiatus around 2008 and have been performing solo since then.
White’s solo material still pulls heavily from the big comedic tropes of the Blue Collar Comedy. This is the redneck humor mixed with an overt observational style about ‘everyday’ life. Ron White is a married man, so a lot of his humor pulls from marriage. But he tends to lean more towards observing culture, and is actually one of the least redneck oriented of the entire group. For example, Larry the Cable Guy embraces a caricature and stereotype of the genre, whereas both Bill Engvall and Ron White seem to touch on topics outside of this a lot more often.
Ron White also likes to joke about food a lot. One of his most famous bits is the tater salad which is a play on redneck comedy mixed with his general love of food. This will likely be heard, although in a revamped style. White is not very family friendly and is arguably the most abrasive and non-family oriented of the entire blue collar group. His topics generally involve sex, how to win arguments, and his adoration for alcohol. So expect the comedian to hold onto that tradition that does not quite permeate likewise through the entire blue collar group.
You should expect White to break out of the blue collar stereotypes and deliver material that can be widely understood on a wider cultural level, with an adult slant. On a more specific level, Ron White blends in some of his staples, including the bit ‘you can’t fix stupid’ which is iconic. He also adds some family and other aspects from his 2012 release, A Little Unprofessional.
Is it true Ron White is no longer part of the Blue Collar Comedy group?
It was never confirmed if he is or is not. This tour is a solo tour through and through, and has no appearances by anyone else in the group. With that said, the other members of the group recently reunited for a number of shows absent Ron White, leading many to begin circulating these rumors.
How long is a Ron White concert?
Ron White performs stand-up for about 70 minutes.
What should I expect?
This is a pure stand-up show. That means that there are no huge introduction videos, sing-a-longs, and other components that other comedians tend to include into their show. When White enters the stage, he does it with nothing in his hands and walks up to the mic. He leaves the same way- no frills and fuss. Though he does have some Scotch on stage- nothing wrong with that.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Ron White’s tour?
Ron White has an official website that lists everything he is involved in, and keeps fans involved. This is tatersalad.com, and he has a dedicated page specific for presales. When it comes right down to it, this is the absolute best option for all fans. You can join the fan club right now and get full access to all presales as well as a copy of his 2012 DVD release, A Little Unprofessional.
Who is Ron White’s publicists and press contact?
You can contact Kathe Nelson with Plastered Touring, who covers the main publicity for Ron White and you can reach her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jackie Knobbe at APA covers all his booking. She can be reached at email@example.com. You can find all contact information on the contact page of Ron White’s official website, Tatersalad.
How can I prepare for the show?
Ron White has a large number of solo releases under his belt. You can best prepare for the show by diving into any of these CD and DVD releases. The one that remains the most popular is 2006’s You Can’t Fix Stupid. This release has become a bit of a representation of his style and approach, and has defined the artist. He followed this release up with 2009’s Behavioral Problems which further distanced him from the Blue Collar aspect where he founded his career.
What is Ron White touring on?
White recently released A Little Unprofessional in 2012. A bit of that material does make its way onto these recent shows, but Ron White has added new stuff at most dates which may or may not be pushed into a future release.
“With Ron White, you laugh at things you shouldn’t laugh at. A long tirade about golfer Tiger Woods was sympathetic at first, but ended by noting that Woods could no more change his way than a chicken-killing dog—an exceedingly Southern metaphor. Fans loved the routine about how working out to lose weight “hurt my fat” and how a medical marijuana prescription cured the symptoms of being out of marijuana.” – Amy martin of Theater Jones
“He’s like an uncle that you see only once a year who swears a lot, drinks even more and says inappropriate things all the interest of “telling you like it is.” I appreciated the fact that he just about leads off the special with a routine on his 2008 arrest for marijuana possession — even if he does come across as a little self-righteous (“I do have civil liberties!”) for someone who was, essentially, guilty. But for a guy who lives as hard as Ron White projects, this kind of confessional comedy is what works best.” – Patrick Bromley of Comedians About.com page
“In fact, stage lights focus down to pinpoint a bottle of scotch on a stool as White walks out to greet it. The heavyset Texan, who turns 53 on December 18, puffs a cigar and occasionally taps the bottle for another refill when he’s not talking about oral sex.” – Mike Weatherford of the Las Vegas Review Journal