John Oliver and Ron White to perform at Bass Concert Hall

John Oliver and Ron White to perform at Bass Concert Hall

Get your laugh on at Texas Performing Arts! Comedians John Oliver and Ron White have both confirmed stand-up performance dates at Bass Concert Hall.

Comedian, writer and actor John Oliver will perform at Bass Concert Hall Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. Oliver has been a writer and correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” since 2006. As a result of his popularity on “The Daily Show,” Comedy Central asked Oliver to write and star in his own one-hour, stand-up special, “Terrifying Times” which premiered in April 2008 and was subsequently released on DVD.

In 2008 Oliver starred in the Mike Myers movie “The Love Guru” and is currently appearing in a recurring role in the NBC series “Community” and his own series for Comedy Central, “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show.” Oliver has had multiple Writers Guild and Emmy nominations for his writing on “The Daily Show” and in 2009 he won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Writing in a Comedy or Variety Series. Now through Sept. 3, Oliver has replaced Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show” while Stewart takes a hiatus to direct his first feature film, “Rosewater.”

Comedian Ron White will perform at Bass Concert Hall Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Ron “Tater Salad” White is best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon. But with two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, three of the top rated one-hour TV specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units, Ron has established himself as a star in his own right. Over the past five years he has been one of the top three grossing comedians on tour in the U.S.

In 2006, Ron’s one-hour special, “You Can’t Fix Stupid” aired on Comedy Central to 4.5 million viewers, making it the third largest audience in Comedy Central’s history and the No. 1 show in prime time on basic cable. The CD premiered at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200, ranked No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts for nine consecutive weeks and was nominated for a Grammy Award.

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