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When is Ron White Day? Blue Collar comedian celebrated since 2009

Bruno Cooke November 17, 2021
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American stand-up comedian, actor and author Ron White appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast yesterday to talk about, among other things, a luxury ayahuasca ceremony in Costa Rica. His appearance on the most popular podcast by listens has also revived interest in “Ron White Day”, which has been a thing since 2009.

When is ‘Ron White Day’?

Legislative officials in Texas declared April 27, 2009 to be “Ron White Day” in the State of Texas. 

It is official. Ron White Day’s designation sought to congratulate and honour the comedian, especially following a deal with Comedy Central to star in his own half-hour show, The Ron White Show.

His special, Behavioural Problems, which aired on April 19 of that year, was at the time the most-watched stand-up special of the year. So it really was, in a manner of speaking, his day – or at least his week.

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Notwithstanding the day’s officialdom, fans of the Blue Collar comedian are not puritanical with regard to when they celebrate Ron White Day.

A list of some of the Ron White Days of the last few years

Marc Maron named it Ron White Day when he interviewed him on February 13, 2014.

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Others have apparently celebrated the day on October 8, May 15, February 16, December 18 and August 30, in various years since 2009.

There are also those who mark actual Ron White Day, but they appear to be outnumbered by those who opt instead to celebrate White, aka “Tater Salad”, whenever they please. And why not?

A month before his day became official, White received the Armed Forces Foundation’s Patriot Award for his work in raising money to help wounded soldiers. 

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What is White’s net worth?

Per Celebrity Net Worth, Ron White’s net worth is about $40 million. 

He hails from Fritch, Texas, where his mother raised him and his sister Shea. 

White has been married three times: first to Lori Brice, for eight years; second to Barbara Dobbs, for four years; and third to Margo Rey, also for four years.

He has a son, Marshall White, with whom he has worked – per Marshall’s LinkedIn profile.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.