Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ron White: A Blue Collar Comedian

People who are aware of the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon know who Ron White is and know what he’s capable of when he’s holding a mic in his hands. For those of you who don’t know who Ron White is’ well let me just put it this way; if you see a guy in his 50’s, with a cigar or a scotch or both in his hands on a stage, then know this; you are most probably looking at Ron White. By the way, I can’t think of anyone else who comes on stage like this, so most definitely you’ll be staring at Ron White.

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Ron White is not only popular for his work in Blue Collar Comedy, but he’s also been nominated for Grammy twice, A Gold Record, three of the top rated one-hour TV specials in Comedy Central’s history, CD and DVD sales of over 10 Million units, and a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List. With such accomplishments, Ron has established himself as a star in his own right. He’s also one of the top 3 grossing comedians on tour in the United States for the past 5 years.

Ron’s comedy style is mostly based on storytelling. Ron tells jokes from his time when he was 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 arenas and theaters as a headlining comedian across the country. However, things were not always good for Ron because he lived the life of a struggling comedian for two decades and during this time he bounced around comedy clubs, drove to gigs in his beat-up pickup truck, before he made himself into a successful middle act club comic.

His big break came between 2000 and 2003 when Ron performed with fellow comedians Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, and Larry the Cable Guy in the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour.” This tour was a highly acclaimed tour that played out to audiences in over 90 cities – all sold out and making over $15 million. Warner Bros also filmed the entire tour and released the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie” as a major motion picture in theaters in March 2003. This movie later premiered on Comedy Central and became the highest rated movie in the history of Comedy Central.

Ron also has two comedy specials under his belts along with the rest of his achievements. His first single was called “Drunk In Public” which was released in November 2003 and in January 2006 he released his second special called “You Can’t Fix Stupid.”

So folks, this was the intro of one of the Blue Collar Comedy legends, Ron White. I’ll get back to you guys with the rest of the Blue Collar Comedy crew and more details on Ron White as well.

Your Favorite Comedy Site Has A New Design Now

Over the years, we’ve yearned for an easy way to navigate Laugh Factory’s website and our prayers have finally been answered because Laugh Factory just received a new design along with some great changes. However, the real reason for writing about ‘just a design change’ is because the design is changed because of us, so it seems right that we appreciate it any way possible.

Old is never gold, especially when it comes to website designs and it was about time Laugh Factory decided to change its website’s design because just to be honest, the old design was just not trendy enough. Now you get latest updates in the slider along with featured comedians, shows, and upcoming events. Best joke right beneath it and if you’re looking to kill some time, you get the videos of some of the best comedians that perform at the Laugh Factory

My favorite part of the website would be upcoming events, jokes, and videos. Oops, I think I’ve just covered half of the website in my favorite list. Oh well, let me just tell you why I like these sections the most.

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Events

Although, I may not make it to the Laugh Factory every other night, but I do visit my favorite comedy club every chance I get. Kinda like how I am with fishing; I go fishing every chance I get because it’s relaxing, regardless of the fact that I’m one of the worst fisherman.  In the same way, I can relate to Laugh Factory; I might be terrible at telling jokes, but it doesn’t keeps me from enjoying good comedy every now and then.

Jokes

Well, who doesn’t likes jokes? It’s just interesting and fun to read jokes when you have nothing better to do. However, one of the best things about Laugh Factory’s joke section is that you can submit new jokes as well. Just click on submit a joke and it’ll open a small new window. Write your joke, select appropriate category, select who the joke’s credit goes to, and finally click on submit. Now, your joke is shared with millions around the world.

Videos

Like I mentioned earlier that I don’t go to Laugh Factory often, so the video section helps me be there in my spare time i.e. I watch videos and pretend I’m watching it live (yeah I know I’m strange like that). But to be honest, not a lot of people have the luxury of visiting clubs either due to the lack of resources or due to lack of time. Whatever the reason is, you can always enjoy good comedy, performed live by some of the best comedians, from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere else.

The video section serves another purpose; for instance, if you’ve never been to Laugh Factory before, then viewing some of their videos might help you decided whether you want to spend a night full of laughter there or not.

There are tons of other new things in the Laugh Factory’s new design; I’m sure of it, but I just haven’t discovered all of them yet. So, just comment on this post if you find anything new and interesting in Laugh Factory’s new design that is worth sharing. Thanks for reading and have a nice day everyone.