Comedy Special to Air on CMT and Benefit Armed Forces Foundation
The Mirage Hotel & Casino will host the sixth annual “Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops” Wednesday, February 19 at 8 p.m. The one-night show will take place at the Terry Fator Theatre with proceeds benefiting the Armed Forces Foundation.
“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. My friends and I are thrilled to be able to do it.”
White’s always-hilarious friends, including Gabriel Iglesias, Kathleen Madigan, Josh Blue and Roy Wood Jr., will join him on stage for an evening of laughter, good times and giving back. 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 fourth year White and CMT have partnered to air the special.
Tickets priced at $79.99, $99.99 and $109.99, plus service charges, are on sale. For an additional $89, guests can upgrade their seats to a VIP package which includes priority seating, a copy of White’s newest DVD “A Little Unprofessional,” both 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 or Ticketmaster
Ron White is best known as the cigar-smoking scotch-drinking funnyman from the "Blue Collar Comedy Tour". he has starred in multiple comedy albums and videos including "Drunk in Public "They Call me Tater Salad" and "You
Can't Fix Stupid."
Gabriel Iglesias is known as the “Fluffy” comic in a Hawaiian shirt. His comedic style has been described as unbelievably funny and an electrifying mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal issues to life.
He stars in the upcoming films, “The Nut Job” and “A Haunted House 2” and his previous film credits include feature roles in “Magic Mike,” and “Planes”
Television credits include frequent appearances on Comedy Central and show including “Good Morning America,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Comic Standing” and “Showtime at the Apollo.”
Kathleen Madigan is best known for appearing on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” She recently released her third hour-long special “Madigan Again.” During her more than 25-year career, Madigan has performed on nearly every stand-up television show including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Conan.” Won the American Comedy Award and the Phyllis Diller Award for “Best Female Comedian.” She also wrote and produced Lewis Black’s special “Root of All Evil” on Comedy Central. Madigan stars in the hit Showtime special “Gone Madigan.”
Josh Blue first appeared on Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia” before gaining the attention of the country as a favorite on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He recently debuted his one-hour special “Sticky Change” which aired on Showtime and is currently available on Netflix.
Ray Wood Jr was named by “Entertainment Weekly” as one of 12 comics to watch in 2009. He has appeared on CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” TBS’ “Conan,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” NBC’s “Last Comedy Standing” and Comedy Central’s “Bob & Tom Comedy Tour.” Wood co-stars on the TBS’ series “Sullivan and Son.”
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 – armedforcesfoundation.org 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.