Some comedians never make the transition to movie acting, nor do they need to. Between highly rated Comedy Central specials, CD, DVD and book sales and sold-out shows, Ron "Tater Salad" White has remained one of the most successful comedians on the planet for more than a decade. He's brushed shoulders with big-screen success over the years; the 2003 theatrical release of Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie documented his road-dog, cigar-chomping days with fellow Southerners Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. He's also appeared in the feature films Horrible Bosses and Sex and the City 2, and more recently, the Texas comedian was a featured player in Billy Bob Thornton's 1960s period drama Jayne Mansfield's Car. Still, Tater Salad's best doing stand-up, telling stories while he sips scotch, reminding us again and again how cool and enviable it is to be really, truly funny. Catch his stand-up at UConn's Jorgensen Center on Oct. 26, or be on the lookout for the upcoming television movie Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops 2012.
Ron White: Moral Compass Tour
Oct. 26, 8 p.m., $40-$49, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu