This is the real deal.
Y’all know him? He is one of my favorite comedians of all time. I grew up in the 1970’s when some of the finest folks out there launched their careers. There was Gilda, Chevy, and Eddie. There was Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Whoopi. George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Steve Martin. There were a litany of greats back then. I realize I’m leaving out a few decades of excellent comedians, but I’m trying to get to my point sometime today.
Ron White. Listen to this. I know the pixels are off and the quality isn’t great, but this quick snippet really brings home the humor I so adore in Mr. White.
He’s irreverent and cynical. He’s a cigar smoking drunk and downright obnoxious, and I love him with every fiber of my being. His unapologetic deliveries slay me every single time. Ron is not for the faint of heart or the easily offended. Of course, I’ve never been accused of being either. He’s hilarious, blasphemous and rude. He’s one of my all time favorite comics and I’m thrilled to tell you that we have tickets to his show this evening. I cannot wait.
He catapulted to stardom after years of doing stand-up by joining the Blue Collar Comedy tour alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. I’m not much for the Blue Collar ensemble but I will say their interactions together are pretty amusing. In my humble opinion, Ron is an old school classic comedian. There are no props or magic tricks. There really aren’t any “jokes” as far as definitive one-liners. Ron White simply gets up on stage and brings you into his world, one hilarious story after another. For my money, he’s what comedy is supposed to be. You couldn’t pay me to see Robin Williams, I’d probably have a seizure.
His first show sold out so quickly that the theatre added a second performance at 10pm. This is the show we’re attending. It could kind of go either way. He’s famous for sippin’ on scotch before, during and after one of his 1.5 hour shows so he could be blind drunk and pretty sloppy by the time the 10pm show rolls around.
That’s alright, that’ll make two of us.