Comedian Ron White on jokes, hecklers and stupid people

Ron White is best known for his appearances on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with fellow comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy and Bill Engvall. But his signature cigar, glass of scotch and conversational delivery has made him popular with a wide audience.

White uses his personal life and experiences as fodder for his observational jokes and stories, while his endearing ability to make fun of himself makes fans feel as though they're talking to an old friend. Balancing the smart with earthy, the profane with the sharply articulated, White's humor is tinged with a native grace that shines through.

White is best seen live, and you can catch him at The Budweiser Events Center in Loveland on June 9. We caught up with White and talked to him about his how to tell jokes, his fellow funny men and stupid people.

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