Epic Awesome

Ron White is my new hero.

Blue-collar Atlanta comic Ron White was arrested Wednesday in Vero Beach, Fla., and charged with possession of marijuana.

That’s not awesome.  That isn’t even a big deal.

The comedian regularly smoked marijuana during their flights, said former co-pilot Chris LaPlante — so much, in fact, “we wore oxygen masks” so they would not become impaired.

That is awesome.  I am in awe of both Mr. White and his valiant pilots who soldiered through this adversity.  That is fuggin Rock Star.

This part makes it even better:

It was just after 7 p.m. Wednesday when Sunrise Theatre executive director John Wilkes got a rather distressing phone call. Comedian Ron White, who was due to take the stage within the hour, had been arrested at the Vero Beach Municipal Airport.

Wilkes had a full house, 1,200 people, taking their seats and waiting for the popular Texas-born comic.

Was he worried that his star busted for pot — wouldn’t show up? “Well, in that sort of situation, you never know,” he said. “You just trust things will work out.”

Wilkes told funnyman Alex Rodriguez, the support act, to double the length of his 20-minute set. Then he put in a call to the Indian River County Jail, where White had just been delivered.

“I told the processor, ‘We have a full house, and we’re trying to keep this show alive. Please, can you expedite things?’ The Indian River County Jail processor was kind enough to say ‘He’ll be out of here in 30 minutes.'”

White arrived a few minutes before 9, and was onstage in less than 10 more.

The show goes on.  TCB baby.

One Comment

  1. mjenks says:

    You’d think they’d shy away from having anyone with the name “John Wilkes” working in a theatre of any kind.