The Mirage Hotel & Casino will host the seventh annual “Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops” Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. The one-night show will take place at the Terry Fator Theatre with proceeds benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation.
Ron White is best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour.” He has established himself as a star in his own right with multiple comedy albums and videos including Drunk In Public, They Call Me Tater Salad and You Can’t Fix Stupid.
“I look forward to spending the evening with some of my closest comedian friends as we do our best to raise these soldiers’ spirits, and at the same time, raise funds for a great cause,” said White. “I consider it an honor and a privilege and I believe that it’s the duty of each of us to give back to those who give so much the bravest men and women on this planet. Myy friends and I are thrilled to be able to do it.”
White will be joined on stage by a lineup of hysterical comedians for an evening of laughter, good times and giving back. This year’s roster of quick-witted talent will be announced in the coming weeks.
The show will be recorded in front of a live audience and will air on Country Music Television (CMT) at a later date. This is the fifth year White and CMT have partnered to air the special.
Tickets start at $79.99, plus service charges, and are now on sale. For an additional $119, guests can upgrade their seats to a VIP package which includes priority seating, a copy of White’s newest DVD “A Little Unprofessional,” autographed by the comedian, a Q&A session and a complimentary photo. To charge by phone, call (800) 627-6667 or (702) 791-7111. Tickets also are available for purchase online at mirage.com and ticketmaster.com.
Ron White is a huge supporter of the Armed Forces, and has performed for the Troops at military bases in the U.S. and around the world. He has been a touring comedian since 1986 and gained national fame in 2000 when he joined the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Since then, he has gone on to tour solo, selling out venues across North America and has been ranked in the Top 5 in tour revenue for the past five years. White is a multi-Grammy nominated comedy artist and all of his albums have been certified gold or platinum.
The Armed Forces Foundation is dedicated to providing comfort and solace to members of the military community through financial support, career counseling, housing assistance, and recreational therapy programs. They offer these vital programs to active duty and retired personnel, National Guard, Reserve Components, and their loved ones.