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Comedian Ron White to perform in Reno for the final time
Highly acclaimed comic on Last Call Tour this year
Reno, NV – Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, who first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, has long established himself as a star in his own right. White has sold over 14 million albums, been nominated for two Grammys, and has consistently been one of the top grossing stand-up comedians on tour in America. On Saturday, November 26, White is bringing his signature, hilarious storytelling to the Atlantis Grand Ballroom before he retires from stand-up at the end of the year.
Tickets can be purchased online at atlantiscasino.com/ron. General admission tickets are $89 while premium tickets are $109. Additionally, a fan experience package will be available for $189. Monarch Rewards members will receive a $10 discount off each ticket.
White began performing comedy in 1986 and was quickly opening for legendary comedians Sam Kinison and Jeff Foxworthy. While eventually making the rounds as 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.
White released his breakthrough comedy CD Drunk In Public in November of 2003, 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 and the DVD version reached #1 on the Billboard™ Comedy Chart. 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 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, White released his 3rd album Behavioral Problems, which reached #1 on the Billboard™ Comedy Chart. In 2013, White’s 4th album, A Little Unprofessional, also reached #1 on the Billboard™ Comedy Chart. Never one to rest on his laurels, White partnered with Netflix to release his most recent effort- the highly successful comedy special, “If You’d Quit Listening, I’d Shut Up.”
White has been a passionate supporter of the United States military for more than 20 years, donating time, capital, and resources. In 2008, he started his comedy benefit, Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops, with proceeds going to the Armed Forces Foundation to assist injured troops and their families. Many of White’s celebrity friends have participated in these shows: Rascal Flatts, Gabriel Iglesias, Lewis Black, Dave Attell, Kathleen Madigan, Ralphie May, Brian Regan, and more. In 2011, the show was recorded for TV/DVD and was one of the top three watched shows on CMT.
As an actor, White has had supporting roles 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), and was 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.
About Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is consistently ranked the #1 Reno resort on TripAdvisor, is a recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond designation, and is recommended by Forbes Travel Guide. Nestled at the base of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, Atlantis is conveniently close to Lake Tahoe, breathtaking hiking trails, world-class skiing, and a host of premier golf courses. Atlantis is recognized for its luxurious accommodations, eight award-winning restaurants, captivating bars and lounges, a Forbes Four-Star spa, and casino-wide action. For more information, visit www.atlantiscasino.com.