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Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp

Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp is a festival of ideas, knowledge, stories, books & adventures.

I have been a comedian for more than 30 years. I travel the world doing comedy. I almost drowned in Thailand, got maced in Paris and had my own Late Night Talkshow in the Netherlands. Whenever I can I will share my adventures with you on this Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp podcast.

Jul 12, 2015

Ron White is one of my favorite comedians and it is for very personal reasons that I am his fan. I started out on the Southern circuits of the United States just as Ron White did and I knew about him years before the rest of the world did because we were doing the same gigs. 


I think what I like the most about Ron is I know how hard he worked to get where he is today and it gives me hope that it is possible for older hard working comedians to bust the lid off of show business and "make it."


When I watch him perform it is like watching your favorite team play who wins every time because he always delivers the goods. I love hearing him talk about his private jet and when I hear him do so I think to myself "Damn right brother, you deserve your own private jet." 


Through the small world of comedy and the mutual friends we have I got to record this conversation with Ron last month in Las Vegas. I got to watch him from the back stage area of The Mirage casino destroy a sold out house, then I waited patiently as Olivia Newton John stopped by his dressing room to tell him she was a fan before I got to come into his dressing room to have this chat.


My favorite quote from this conversation is when he said "For change to happen, old people with their stupid ideas need to die." It is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Ron White!





Standup Clips:

Just For Laughs - Ron White

A Little Unprofessional - Ron White (direct download >


Intro song: Cutting Room (Hot Pants) - Oceanliners

End Song: Jet Airliner - Paul Pena



This episode was recorded in Las Vegas