DEADWOOD, S.D. (03/28/16) – Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funny-man from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon, will take to the Deadwood Mountain Grand stage at 8 p.m. Friday, July 22.
White has always been a classic storyteller. His routines relay tales from his real life; ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to joining the ranks of some of the most successful comedians in America.
He is a certified platinum-selling artist: having sold over 10 million #1 albums, has been nominated for two Grammys and continues to be one of the top five grossing comedians on tour. Furthermore, White’s three Comedy Central stand-up specials are the top three rated specials in Comedy Central history.
Following on the heels of the success from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour in 2000 and the Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, White released his breakthrough comedy CD “Drunk In Public” in November 2003 and soon followed up with his first one-hour TV comedy special “They Call Me Tater Salad.” The special earned Comedy Central the highest rated Sunday in its history.
In March 2006, White’s second one-hour special “You Can’t Fix Stupid” aired on Comedy Central and the CD quickly went to # 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts, topping the charts for nine consecutive weeks and nabbing a Grammy nomination. Ron also received a second Grammy nomination for the CD “Blue Collar Comedy Tour - One for The Road.”
In 2009 he released the album “Behavioral Problems” which peaked at number one on Billboard’s top comedy albums chart.
White has been featured in the major feature films HORRIBLE BOSSES and SEX AND THE CITY 2 and has a principal role in JAYNE MANSFIELD’S CAR, written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
"We're looking forward to laughing it up with Ron White," said Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort Manager, Susan Kightlinger. "Our stand-up comedy acts are historically very successful and the audience is sure to enjoy this accomplished comedian."
Tickets go on sale for Deadwood Mountain Grand Reward Members at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29 and to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1. They will be available at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Box Office – The Company Store – or at ticketmaster.com. Both hotel reservations and ticket arrangements may be made by calling 877-907-GRAND.
For more information, visit www.deadwoodmountaingrand.com or call 605-559-0386. To open your free Grand Rewards Center membership and enjoy the benefits of purchasing advance tickets ahead of the general public, bring a photo ID to the Grand Rewards Center counter, located in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort Casino.
Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, a Holiday Inn Resort is the newly restored 1906 Homestake Mining Co. ore processing plant that overlooks Historic Deadwood, which features a 98-room luxury hotel, 210 state-of-the-art casino games, high stakes gaming action, a 2,500 seat entertainment and event center and a multi-level parking garage.