Local fans will get a preview of a television special if they attend the Ron White show on Saturday at United Wireless Arena.

"It’s all new from what it was 2 years ago," White said in an interview on Tuesday. "This will be what I’m taping for my next Netflix show.

"It’s all new material. There might be a repeat joke or set after the new stuff, but for the most part it’s a brand-new show I’m going to do for Netflix, so the audience will get a big preview."

The longtime comedian returns to Dodge City for his third show at United Wireless Arena. Before his second show, in August of 2015, White explained why he keeps coming 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."

On Tuesday, he expanded on that.

"I’m from the panhandle of Texas and Dodge City area reminds me of that, at least looking around," he said. "It reminds me of home, the crowds are good and like to have a good time.

"I really enjoy coming to the arena. It’s one of my favorite stops."

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 3 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’ Showtime series, "Roadies." White played road-tested tour manager Phil, in a critically praised performance.

"I don’t do a lot of acting, because it irritates me, but I loved doing that show," White said. "I thought it was beautifully written.

"Cameron and I became friends and we’ve stayed in touch. I really wish it was coming back and continuing, but I told Cameron without a vampire or goblin in the show it wouldn’t work."

White’s shows are for mature audiences only.

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

"Don’t bring your children to my show and I won’t come to your house and cuss. Or if you do bring your children, don’t sit by your children cause neither one of you will laugh. Sit away from your kids and you’ll both laugh."

Tickets, are available at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the United Wireless Arena box office.

 

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