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Ron “Tater Salad” White headlines the Paramount

Ron White is set to perform at The Paramount Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. Limited tickets remain ($45.50, $55.50 & $75.50 plus tax) and are available online at ParamountLive.org and at The Paramount Theatre Box Office located in downtown Rutland, VT. Charge by phone orders can be placed by calling 802-775-0903.

Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White is best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funny man from the "Blue Collar Comedy" phenomenon. But with two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, three of the top rated one-hour TV specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units, Ron has established himself as a star in his own right. Over the past 5 years he has been one of the top 3 grossing comedians on tour in the United States.

Ron has always been a storyteller; relaying stories from the time he was a boy growing up in a small town in the middle of Texas oil country to selling windows for a living in Arlington to performing in sold-out theaters and arenas as a headlining comedian all across the country. For two decades he lived the life of a struggling comedian bouncing around to comedy clubs and driving to gigs in his beat-up Nissan pickup truck to becoming a successful middle act club comic. He paid his dues.

From January 2000 through March 2003, Ron performed with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy in the highly acclaimed "Blue Collar Comedy Tour," a show that played to sold out audiences in over 90 cities and grossed over $15 million dollars, and became a major motion picture.

Ron's first solo comedy CD, "Drunk In Public," was released in November 2003, and went Multi-Platinum.

Ron's second one-hour special, "You Can't Fix Stupid" (January 2006) aired on Comedy Central to 4.5 million viewers to make it the 3rd largest audience in Comedy Central's history and the #1 show in prime time on basic cable.

In June 2006, Penguin Books released Ron "Tater Salad" White: I Had the Right to Remain Silent…But I Didn't Have the Ability. The book debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List. It perfectly sums up Ron's life and his comedy.