Comedian Ron White to perform Thursday at Maryland Theatre
Ron White said he decided he was a comedian when he was 5 years old. He will perform Thursday, Nov. 8, at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. (Submitted photo / October 31, 2012)
There's going to be plenty of fans in the Hagers-town audiences Thursday night.
"My goal is to make you laugh as hard as you can laugh for an hour and 20 minutes, My goal is to let you get it out. It's very, very physical," he said. "My goal is you to leave tired, holding your face and I will not be happy until that happens. I think that's why my longevity has been so long because I'm not a tinkerer comedian. I'm a pounder. I went to see someone the other day, and I won't even say who it was, but it was like they were dribbling the crowd, instead of smacking them around, that's what I do. Just expect to get hurt, that's all."
As for the future for White? He said he's going to keep making people laugh for as long as he can.
"I'm going to continue to tour and continue write, and continue to snuff out humor as long as people will have me doing it," he said. "I could definitely quit yesterday, but I love standup. I can't imagine having a life without it, to have thousands of people focused on you, it's very energizing, it's very addictive. I don't ever want to quit. I don't ever think about what I would do without standup, it's just a big ingrained part of my life. I'm just so connected."
If you go ...
WHAT: Ron White's Moral Compass Tour
WHEN: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
WHERE: The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown.
COST: Ticket cost for the 7 p.m. show: $54.75 balcony only, $213.75 VIP meet and greet; 9:30 p.m. show: $54.75 to $64.75.
CONTACT: Call 301-790-3500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.