FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Comedian Ron White Comes to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Thursday, April 27, 2017
Tickets on Sale Friday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m.
Hollywood, Fla. (Jan. 2, 2017) – Chart-topping Comedian Ron White comes to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8 p.m., where guests can expect an all new standup comedy show intended for mature audiences. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. Fans will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
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, 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 four of his comedy albums charted No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. He has sold more than 14 million albums (solo and with the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour”) and had been nominated for two Grammys. Over the past 12 years (since 2004), White had been one of the top three grossing standup comedians on tour in America.
White began performing comedy in 1986 and was quickly opening for legendary comedians Sam Kinison and Jeff Foxworthy. After 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 more than three years to sold-out audiences in more than 270 cities. 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 No. 1 on the Billboard 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 No. 1 show on primetime basic cable. The CD reached No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts and remained there for nine consecutive weeks. This success also earned White his first Grammy nomination.
White received his second Grammy nod for the show “Blue Collar Comedy Tour – One for The Road.” In June 2006, Penguin Books released White’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 No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Chart. In 2013 Ron’s 4th album, “A Little Unprofessional,” also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Chart. All of White’s DVDs are certified Platinum.
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. Filmed at the historic Grand Ole Opry, 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 2013 the show was recorded in Las Vegas and premiered March 2013.
As an actor, 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 and directed by Billy Bob Thornton. White was also 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.
Most recently, White can be seen on the small screen alongside Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots, in music-industry veteran Cameron Crowe and renowned filmmaker JJ Abrams’ Showtime series, “Roadies.” White played road-tested tour manager “Phil,” in a critically praised performance.
Tickets cost $80, $55 and $40.* All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one hour prior to show start time. The show is intended for mature audiences. *Additional fees may apply.
About Hard Rock Live
Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility, further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This 5,500-seat indoor arena has attracted more than 3 million people since its opening in 2005 and has regularly hosted South Florida’s greatest variety of musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin and George Lopez; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or www.myhrl.com.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, features a AAA Four Diamond resort with 469 luxury rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightlife, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, and premium meeting and convention space. As South Florida’s premier entertainment destination, Seminole Hard Rock hosts top-name acts at its 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena and offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a stand-alone poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. The resort also features contemporary and casual eateries, including Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 172 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.
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