Monday, January 23
Hilarity @ The Music Hall: Ron White
The Music Hall has just announced Blue Collar Comedy phenomenon Ron White as the latest addition to its wildly successful new series – Hilarity @ The Music Hall. He will appear at the Historic Theater in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the show go on sale to members noon Friday, January 27th and to the public noon Friday, February 10th.
Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White is best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon. But with two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, three of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and over 10 million CDs and DVDs sold, Ron has established himself as a star in his own right.
“We are so thrilled to have Ron White make his first appearance on The Music Hall stage because his raucous humor is sure to delight audiences here in our port city,” says Patricia Lynch, Executive Director at The Music Hall. The boisterous storyteller is set to perform his latest stand-up show, Moral Compass.
Ron, who for two decades lived the life of a struggling comedian bouncing around to comedy clubs and driving to gigs in his beat-up Nissan pickup truck, became a sensation when he performed with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy in the highly acclaimed “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” from January 2000 through March 2003. The show played to sold out audiences in over 90 cities and grossed over $15 million dollars. Warner Bros filmed the tour and “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie” was released as a major motion picture in theaters in March 2003 later premiering on Comedy Central as the highest rated movie in the channel’s history.
Ron’s first solo comedy CD, “Drunk In Public,” was released in November 2003 showcasing the insightful and hilarious White, who manages to be both razor-sharp and blunt. Also that year, his first one-hour comedy special, “They Call Me Tater Salad” earned Comedy Central the highest rated Sunday in its history.
Ron’s second one-hour special, “You Can’t Fix Stupid” was filmed in January 2006 at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, TX. The special aired on Comedy Central to 4.5 million viewers to make it the 3rd largest audience in Comedy Central’s history and the #1 show in prime time on basic cable. The comedy CD of the same name was released on February 7, 2006 and premiered at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200, ranked #1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts for 9 consecutive weeks and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Ron also received a second Grammy nomination that year for the CD, “Blue Collar Comedy Tour - One for The Road.” In June 2006, Penguin Books released Ron “Tater Salad” White: I Had the Right to Remain Silent…But I Didn’t Have the Ability. The book debuted at #15 on the New York Times Best Seller List. It perfectly sums up Ron’s life and his comedy and is filled with over 80 illustrations by acclaimed artist Mathew Shultz.
Most recently Ron has accepted a supporting role in the upcoming New Line Cinema comedy entitled “Horrible Bosses.”
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About Hilarity @The Music Hall
Hilarity @ The Music Hall, the new live comedy signature series is designed to provide the most therapeutic treatment known to man or woman, laughter! Featuring top national acts, improv troupes, comedy dynasties and discovery acts in both the Historic Theater and the Loft, with shows coming from Vegas, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and our greater Seacoast region.
“The Music Hall has another hit series on its hands.” – Portsmouth Herald