Ron White is comfortable in Dodge City — which explains why he keeps coming back.

The longtime comedian returns to Dodge City on Friday, Sept. 30, for an appearance at United Wireless Arena. It’s the third time White will have a show at the arena. Before his second show, in August of 2015, White explained why he came back.

"My people try and get me in the larger cities," White said. "I think they forget I came from a town of 700 people in west Texas.

"I like coming to smaller towns where the people will come out and have fun.

"I’m looking forward to coming back to Dodge City. I enjoyed being there last time and it’s one location I wanted to return to."

Apparently, the community and arena have stayed on his list of returning locations.

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 more than 10 million units.

White, who is famous for his slow delivery and cigars on stage, joined comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy for the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. The show traveled throughout the world for more than three years, grossing more than $35 million from 2000 to 2003.

A movie of the show was made in 2003 and in 2005 a new movie, "Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again" came out.

Most recently, White was featured in music-industry vet Cameron Crowe, and renowned director JJ Abrams’ new Showtime series, "Roadies." White played road-tested tour manager Phil, in a critically praised performance.

The comedian promised a new show each time he returns to a city.

"My show is constantly changing," he said. "I’m always writing new jokes and changing things up.

"It's the way I've always done things."

White’s shows are for mature audiences only.

"Don't say ‘mature’ audiences, because most of my audience is immature," White joked before his appearance in 2015. "My show isn't for children.

"Don’t bring your children to my show and I won’t come to your house and cuss."

Tickets, which go on sale on Friday, are available at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the United Wireless Arena box office.

 

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