Ron White

Doors open at 5:30PM.

WHERE
· Bass Concert Hall
WHEN
· Saturday, February 8 @ 7:00 PM
AGE
· All Ages
PRICE
· $49.75 - $59.75
STATUS
· On Sale Now

ABOUT THE EVENT

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 CD and DVD sales of over 10 Million units, Ron has established himself as a star in his own right.

Ron has always been a storyteller; from the time he was a boy growing up in a small town in the middle of Texas oil country to selling windows for a living in Arlington to performing in sold-out theaters and arenas as a headlining comedian all across the country. For two decades he lived the life of a struggling comedian bouncing around to comedy clubs and driving to gigs in his beat-up Nissan pickup truck. In short, he paid his dues.

Then it happened. From January 2000 through March 2003, Ron performed with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy in the highly acclaimed “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” a show that 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. The comedy CD has now sold over 500,000 copies and has been certified “GOLD.” Also that year, his first one-hour comedy special, “They Call Me Tater Salad” earned Comedy Central the highest rated Sunday in its history. The companion DVD has sold 1.4 million copies to date and has been certified Multi-Platinum.

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.

In addition to having supporting roles in New Line Cinema’s “Sex and the City 2” and comedy “Horrible Bosses,” Ron recently filmed a co-starring role in the Billy Bob Thornton directed “Jayne Mansfield’s Car.” This year, “Jayne Mansfield’s Car” has been selected for the Berlin Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Ron White “200 Proof” VIP Experience!
Want a premium seat in the first 5 rows and to meet Ron White after the show? Wanna ask him a question? Take a picture with him? Just see for yourself if that’s really scotch he’s drinking? If your answer is yes, then purchase the Ron White “200 Proof” VIP Experience! At the VIP experience you’ll be a part of a small group of fellow fans talking with Ron White and taking a photo with him. Not only will you get this special access after Ron’s show, you’ll receive a VIP access pass personally signed by Ron White.

Check out this video of other fans having a great time at Ron’s 200 Proof VIP Experience

Package Includes:

    • Seat Ticket in First 5 Rows
    • Q & A session with Ron White
    • A photo with Ron White
    • VIP access pass personally signed by Ron White
    • 1 Month Free Ron White Fan Club Membership

 

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Ron White “100 Proof” VIP Experience!
Package Includes:

    • Premium seat ticket
    • Autographed Ron White’s newest DVD: “A Little Unprofessional”
    • Any shirt from merchandise table
    • A Ron White “You Can’t Fix Stupid” shot glass
    • Margo Rey CD (Ron White’s wife and top Billboard charting singer/songwriter)
    • 1 year Fan Club membership to The Rontourage fan club

 

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PARKING INFORMATION
The University requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to pay for parking on campus. Please be aware when you come to a performance that UT parking has changed and new signage has been posted in regards to the changes. All parking on campus – both ADA and non-ADA requires a permit or payment of fees – this does include the ADA on Robert Dedman Drive. Patrons to the Texas Performing Arts complex are encouraged to park in university parking garages or LBJ surface lots. A discounted parking rate of $6 can be purchased on-line at: https://utparking.clickandpark.com/venues. The discounted parking is only available online until 10pm, the day prior to an event. Please read signs carefully.

$12 Event Parking is also available for purchase in person on the day of your event at the entrances to the surrounding surface lots and garages.

Parking FAQs can be found here: http://www.clickandpark.com/faq.shtml

MORE INFO

BASS CONCERT HALL
23rd Street and Robert Dedman DriveAustin, TX 78701 512.471.2787 www.utpac.org
  • Parking information: There is ample parking within walking distance of Bass Concert Hall. After 5:45PM on weekdays and all day on weekends parking is free.
  • Directions: The building is located on the east side of the UT Campus west of the LBJ Library and Museum and across from the Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
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