Ron “Tater Salad” White is an American stand-up comedian known for his storytelling style and for being a part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon. Born and raised in a small town in Texas, White has recounted tales from his life, his experiences, and his journey to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America.
White began performing comedy in 1986, opening for legendary comedians like Sam Kinison and Jeff Foxworthy. In 2000, he joined the Blue Collar Comedy Tour as a founding member alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy. The tour was a massive success, grossing over $35 million and performing to sold-out audiences in over 270 cities. The tour’s performance was filmed by Warner Brothers and released as “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie,” which broke records when it premiered on Comedy Central.
In 2003, White released his breakthrough comedy CD “Drunk In Public,” followed by his first one-hour TV comedy special “They Call Me Tater Salad.” His second one-hour special, “You Can’t Fix Stupid,” aired on Comedy Central to 4.5 million viewers, reaching #1 on the primetime basic cable, and his CD reached #1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts and remained there for nine consecutive weeks.
White has been nominated for three Grammy awards and has sold over 10 million albums. He is also an accomplished author, with his first book landing him on the New York Times Best Seller List.
In addition to his comedy career, White is a passionate supporter of the US military troops and has been for more than 20 years. He started his Comedy Benefit, “Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops,” with the proceeds going to the Armed Forces Foundation to assist injured troops and their families.
As an actor, White has appeared in the comedy-drama series “Roadies,” created by Cameron Crowe, and had supporting roles in the major theatrical films, including “Horrible Bosses” and “Sex and the City 2.” He co-executive produced the documentary, “Bridegroom,” which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2013 NYC Tribeca Film Festival.