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Friday, May 1, 2009


SANTA FE, NM –Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon, performs two shows at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, on July 2, 2009 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

“White joins the list of America’s favorite comedians to perform at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in our first 10 months of operation,” says David Oakeley, Executive Director of Marketing, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. “Don Rickles, Jay Leno and now White tickle and delight our guests.  His blue collar opinions and observations will be sure to fill the Tewa Grand Ballroom with much-needed laughs. We invite everyone to Buffalo Thunder for an irreverent and special evening.”

The July 2 performance at Buffalo Thunder comes on the heels of a major deal he signed this month with Comedy Central for "The Ron White Show," a half-hour program.  White's most recent special, "Behavioral Problems," drew 3.3 million viewers Sunday, ranking as Comedy Central's most-watched stand-up special of the year. His other Comedy Central specials include "You Can't Fix Stupid" and "They Call Me Tater Salad."
For two decades he lived the life of a struggling comedian bouncing around to comedy clubs in his beat-up Nissan pickup truck.  He paid his dues and now the Grammy Award-nominated stand-up comedian from Fritch, Texas is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, elevating him to star status. He has sold more than 10 million CDs and DVDs, has two of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history and a book that appeared on the New York Times best seller list.

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.  Warner Bros filmed the tour and “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie” was released as a major motion picture in theaters in March 2003, later premiering on Comedy Central as the highest rated movie in the channel’s history.

Ron has always been a storyteller: 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. 

Ron’s first solo comedy CD, “Drunk in Public,” was released in November 2003 showcasing the insightful and hilarious White, who manages to be both razor-sharp and blunt.  The comedy CD has now sold over 500,000 copies and has been certified “GOLD.”  Also that year, his first one-hour comedy special, “They Call Me Tater Salad” earned Comedy Central the highest rated Sunday in its history.  The companion DVD has sold 1.4 million copies to date and has been certified Multi-Platinum. 

White filmed “The Ron White Show,” a comedy special for the WB network was filmed in Las Vegas and it aired in April 2005 to 4 million viewers.  The show helped propel the network to one of its best Thursday nights of the season.
Ron’s second one-hour special, “You Can’t Fix Stupid” was filmed in January 2006 at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, TX.  The special 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.  The comedy CD of the same name was released on February 7, 2006 and premiered at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200, ranked #1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts for 9 consecutive weeks and was nominated for a Grammy Award.  Ron also received a second Grammy nomination that year for the CD, “Blue Collar Comedy Tour - One for The Road.”

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 at #15 on the New York Times Best Seller List.  It perfectly sums up Ron’s life and his comedy and is filled with over 80 illustrations by acclaimed artist Matthew Shultz. 

In 2007 Ron worked on a pilot for HBO featuring the writing talents of Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (Designing Women, Evening Shade), and most recently in the independent film “Demoted,” scheduled for release in 2009.

Ron has appeared on late-night talk shows such as “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”

WHEN: July 2, 2009, 2 Shows: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
WHERE: Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino Poker Room, 30 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM,Highway 84/285 in Pojoaque, only minutes from historic Santa Fe.
TICKETS: or call 800-905-3315. Tickets also available at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino Box Office, located at the Casino Cage.


Charitable Event for the Pueblo of Pojoaque Boys & Girls Club Friday, May 15 - Sunday May 17, 2009

Tewa Grand Ballroom     
Kenny Rogers      May 2, 8 p.m.
Ron White       July 2, two shows @ 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Foreigner with Think     September 19, 8 p.m.
Edwards Twins      October 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 and 11
Engelbert Humperdinck      October 22

TICKETS: or call 800-905-3315. Tickets also available at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino Box Office, located at the Casino Cage.

Turquoise Trail Bar & Grill   following shows begin at 9 p.m.:
Final Verdict, rock-country NM music   Fri. and Sat., May 1 and 2
Encanto, rock-country NM music    Fri. and Sat., May 8 and 9
Camino Oscuro, rock-country NM dance   Fri. and Sat., May 15 and 16
No Limitz, popular variety NM dance   Fri. and Sat., May 22 and 23
Sassfire, rock-country     Fri. and Sat., May 29 and 30

Blue Tower Lounge            following shows begin at 9 p.m.:
Lumbre Revue, variety dance oldies  Fri. and Sat., May 1 and 2
Fat Tuesday, popular dance New Orleans Gumbo  Fri. and Sat., May 8 and 9
Midnight Sun, variety show dance band   Fri. and Sat., May 15, 16, 22, 23 
Derryl Perry, new country recording artist   Fri., May 29
DJ Breakaway     Sat., May 30 

The Blue Tower Lounge also hosts DJ Breakaway every Thursday night, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., playing the best Hip Hop, Reggae and Club music around. Blue Tower Lounge is a 100-seat entertainment venue located on the casino level. The Blue Tower Lounge is a sleek and sensual venue with upscale services including bottle service and VIP packages.  Every square inch of Blue Tower Lounge is designed to electrify the night

Jennifer Marshall