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Fri Nov 02

Ron White

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Tater Salad is Back

“Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon Ron “Tater Salad” White returns to DPAC on Friday November 2, 2018.

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 BillboardTM 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.

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 2003, Warner Brothers filmed the show, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie for a theatrical/TV/DVD/CD release. The film premiered as the most-watched movie in Comedy Central’s history. In 2005, the video Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again was filmed and released on TV and DVD/CD.

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. The special had the highest viewership for a Sunday program in Comedy Central history. The DVD version was released in 2004 and reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. 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. 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. Ron 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. In 2009, Ron released his 3rd album Behavioral Problems, which reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. In 2013 Ron’s 4th album, A Little Unprofessional, also reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. All of Ron’s DVDs are certified Platinum.

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. Many of White’s celebrity friends have participated in these shows: Lewis Black, Dave Attell, Kathleen Madigan, Brian Regan and Rascal Flatts. In 2011, the show was recorded for TV/DVD and was the second highest-watched show on CMT that year. The taping location that year and the next was the historic Grand Ole Opry. In 2013 the show was recorded in Las Vegas and premiered March 2013.

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.

In 2016, Ron White’s acting talents were showcased alongside Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots, in music-industry veteran Cameron Crowe's Showtime series, Roadies. White played road-tested tour manager Phil in a critically praised performance.

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Date

Fri, Nov 2, 2018 • 7:00 PM

Tickets

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-Online: DPACnc.com

-Phone: 919.680.2787

-In Person: 123 Vivian Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Prices include 7.5% sales tax. Visit our Where to Buy page for more information on purchasing great seats for all events at DPAC. 

Availability

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Dates & Time

Know Before You Go

Age Requirement

For Mature Audiences. Parental Discretion Advised.

All guests require a ticket, regardless of age. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed at this performance. Children must sit quietly in their own seat without disturbing other guests.

Camera Policy

Photography and Video Recording is prohibited. All electronic devices (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras) must be turned off before entering the seating area. Cameras with detachable lens are not allowed into the building.

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time.

Event Schedule

6:00pm- Lobby Doors & Seating Area Opens
7:00pm- Performance Begins

* Please note all times are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Safety First - Bag Check

For your safety, all guests and their bags are subject to inspection before entry. This inspection may include the use of metal detectors. Restricted items include, but are not limited to, Alcohol, Cameras, Glass Bottles, and Weapons of any kind. In addition, we will also now restrict backpacks and any oversized bags larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 10 inches (about the size of a standard milk crate). Safety first is our goal. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback at [email protected].

Video Screens

Currently, this event has not approved using our video screens. Please feel free to check back closer to the event for updates. If approved, we will post notice here.

For many concert, comedy, and special events at DPAC, we offer added views of the stage with two big screens (size: 16’ x 9’) hung to the sides of the stage or above the stage. These big screens can add to the visual experience of our concert, comedy, and special events and give guests seated farther from the stage what we like to call “a tenth row view”. Approval to use these screens always rests with the visiting show and about half of all concert and comedy events do use these screens.

VIP Packages

Ron White "200 Proof" VIP Experience!

Want a premium seat, typically in the first 5 rows and meet Ron White after the show? Wanna ask him a question? Take a picture with him? Just see for yourself if that's really tequila 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWxFB1zKDa4&feature=youtu.be
Package Includes:
- Premium Seat Ticket (typically in First 5 Rows)
- Q & A session with Ron White
- A photo with Ron White
- VIP access pass personally signed by Ron White
- Bonus DVD: Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops & autographed note
- Exclusive Merchandise Item
*Check in early at the merchandise table with our VIP manager on tour.  

 

Ron White “100 Proof” VIP Experience!

Package Includes:
- Premium seat ticket
- Bonus DVD: Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops & autographed note
- Exclusive Merchandise Item

Weather Policy

All performances scheduled at DPAC normally take place as planned. For more information on our inclement weather policy, please visit INCLEMENT WEATHER FAQ.