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‘Blue Collar’ comedian Ron White returns to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 28

‘Blue Collar’ comedian Ron White returns to the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 28
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From a press release:

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon, returns to Wilkes-Barre with his new stand-up show.

White comes to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts with special guest Josh Blue, the 2006 winner of “Last Comic Standing,” on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $42.75 and $52.75, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center box office, online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A special Kirby Member pre-sale will begin this Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m.

White has achieved three Grammy nominations, a gold record, two of the top rated one-hour 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. Over the past five years, he has been one of the Top 3 grossing comedians on tour in the United States.

Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in Cerebral Palsy, Josh Blue exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of the fourth season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Having already established himself as one of the most sought-after comedians on the college circuit, his weekly appearances on “Last Comic” in the summer of 2006 expanded his fan base exponentially. He starred in “Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue,” which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Most recently, Blue debuted a new one-hour Showtime special, “Sticky Change.”