Friday, July 21, 2006

Blue Collar Comedy Preservation Society: Ron White Is a Well-Respected Man

There's an article about the Blue Collar Comedy Tour (the comedy is blue too, I hear) in last week's New Yorker. What does that have to do with anything? Well, check out this quote from Ron White, one of the Blue Collar Comedians about what happens when he and his fellow comedians tour as a group: "We might not be the Beatles...but we are at least the Kinks!" What I love about that quote is that, first of all, anything to do with the Kinks is good, but second, he really must know his Kinks history to make an observation like this. After all, there really are a lot of simliarities between the Tour and the Kinks as far as being nostalgic for old-time values and the working class and all that. Anyway, I just thought that was an interesting thing for him to say. I hope I'm not wrong and White just likes "Lola."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's just too bad that they have the larry the cable guy "telling it like it is" rascist homophobic thing going for them....

Jason Hartley said...

yes, the racism and homophobia is quite bad.