Story Courtesy of Karen Romano Adams "Moments That Rock Magazine"
This guitar legend, who has been called, to name a few, Uncle Ted, the ‘Nuge, Sweaty Teddy, but has always been known as a rock and roll god, took over the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. Often seen as a controversial character due to hunting videos, views on gun control, & politics, he is known as the rocker who never got his highs from anything but life, life-experiences, and pure ROCK 'n ROLL. Actually, during this show, he proudly announced he is 71 years sober ... Wow! 71! You would never guess with the excitement he exudes during his show. He tells the audience that they are the most important audience of his life.
He's calculated his lifetime shows to be well over 6,000 which is a feat itself. We had multiple guitar changes throughout the night, and I do believe Ted has a name for each as well as much affection for every one of them. He's telling us it's all about guitar tone which I'm sure each song has its own which is perfectly suited for each of the guitars already set up for said song.
This evenings set list started off with one of his most famous Stranglehold, which is a nice long song to warm up to. Following this we had Gonzo & Paralyzed. Fan favorites such as Free-For-All & Cat Scratch Fever lit up the audience. Later in the hour and a half set, they clamored for an encore which Ted gladly indulged by playing The Great White Buffalo and finishing off the night in a most patriotic way with a guitar solo of The Star-Spangled Banner.
Full Gallery from show - Here
Ted is a man of strong political views of which, he is not afraid to voice. He loves & saluted many branches of the military which he said were in attendance that evening, our current president, and the Second Amendment, which brought cheers and standing ovations from the audience.
Whether you agree or disagree with his personal views we were all brought together there, this night, for the music; all in the name of rock and roll! Be sure to catch him out on tour near you!
PRESS RELEASE - Peabody Auditorium
JIM BELUSHI & THE BOARD OF COMEDY
Perform at The Peabody
Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
Daytona Beach – June 4, 2018…Jim Belushi brings his show, Jim Belushi & The Board of Comedy, to The Peabody Friday, January 25, 2019 for a 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
With more than thirty years of experience and an alumnus of “Saturday Night Live” and Chicago’s famed Second City, JIM BELUSHI is now bringing to the stage an improvised comedy sketch show featuring members of the Board of Comedy.
Belushi starred on the ABC hit comedy "According to Jim,” on which he also served as executive producer, music composer and director. After wrapping 182 episodes for its eighth and final season, the family favorite series also hit a milestone when it launched into off-net syndication in 2007. A favorite of film, television and stage audiences, Belushi is one of the great leading character actors equally at home in drama and comedy, and a gifted performer who can also hold a room as front man of a rhythm and blues band. Accompanying Belushi are Megan Grano, Larry Joe Campbell, Trey Stone and Joshua Funk, all of whom are classically trained professional improvisers who tour regularly nationwide.
“This group of actors brings me right back to how I started out in comedy, stated Jim Belushi. Maybe that's why we have so much fun doing it."
JIM BELUSHI AND THE BOARD OF COMEDY
"We are not stand-up comedians. Our show is not a passive, sit-back-and-watch experience. Most of the fun we have on stage comes from our inclusion of the audience – we get suggestions from them to begin each scene we perform, and in certain instances, bring them on-stage with us to add to our performance. It's less a ‘show’ and more a party. At least it feels like one to me.” – Jim Belushi
Megan Grano has appeared on TV in Weeds, Parks and Recreation, Hot in Cleveland, Conan, The Great State of Georgia, and American Dad. Film roles include Bridesmaids and This is 40. She is a 2007 alum of The Second City Chicago. Megan is also an iO Theater alum, where she has performed since 1999. She is beyond grateful to be a part of the Board of Comedy.
LARRY JOE CAMPBELL
Larry Joe Campbell is excited to be onstage with this super talented cast! And he is ecstatic to be back with Jim again having worked together for 8 seasons on According to Jim. Since then, Larry has appeared in the movies Hall Pass and Killers and has had recurring roles on Weeds, Rules of Engagement, and Lifetime's The Protector. Larry Joe was recently seen in R.I.P.D. with Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Bacon and in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. Larry Joe lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Peggy, and their five children. Larry would like you to know that he loves you. (Yes, you. The one who's reading this.)
Joshua Funk is a multiple award-winning director and alum from The Second City in Chicago. His television and film credits include Key & Peele, Reno 911, Wild n' Out, and Steven Soderbergh's The Informant. Recently, he had a blast filming Kenny Ortega's A Change of Heart with Jim Belushi and Larry Joe Campbell. When he is not acting, Joshua composes and produces the original music for Comedy Central's hit show Key & Peele. He is also the artistic director for The Second City Hollywood and the director of Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy.
Starting off as a humble jazz pianist in Chicago, Trey Stone eventually had the good fortune to become Musical Director at The Second City in Chicago, where he served in that capacity for fifteen years. In 2013, Trey released his critically acclaimed album "Ahead of the Pack," featuring his rock-and-roll, New Orleans, and country-influenced songwriting and piano. Trey currently lives in Dayton, Ohio, where he records and tours with his band, Trey Stone and the Ringers, and lives with his two beautiful children, Cece, George and Elwood.
Tickets ($63, $48, $33 plus applicable charges) will go on sale to the general public at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2018 at PeabodyDaytona.com, 800-982-ARTS or The Peabody box office.
Peabody members have first access to pre-sale tickets starting at
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 at PeabodyDaytona.com.
For complete pre-sale details or to become a Peabody member, visit peabodyauditorium.org/member-chart.html. For more information on this concert or other Peabody events, contact the box office at 386-671-3471 or at 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118.
TO PERFORM AT THE PEABODY
January 6, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Behind Daytona Press Release
Daytona Beach, FL – August 10, 2017…Chart-topping comedian Ron White comes to The Peabody Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Attendees can expect an all new stand-up comedy show intended for mature audiences.
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10 a.m.
They call him “Tater Salad.” Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right.
White has always been a classic storyteller. His stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to sharing stories of his daily life to becoming one of the most successful comedians in America. All 4 of his comedy albums charted #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and over the past 9 years (since 2004) been one of the top three grossing standup comedians on tour in America.
Ron White began performing comedy in 1986 and was quickly opening for legendary comedians Sam Kinison and Jeff Foxworthy. After eventually becoming a comedy club headliner, in 2000 White was asked to join the Blue Collar Comedy Tour alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. The show toured for over three years to sold-out audiences in over 270 cities and grossed more than $35 million. In 2003, Warner Brothers filmed the show, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie for a theatrical/TV/DVD/CD release. The film premiered as the most-watched movie in Comedy Central’s history. In 2005, the video Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again was filmed and released on TV and DVD/CD.
In November of 2003, White released his breakthrough comedy CD Drunk In Public followed by his first one-hour TV comedy special They Call Me Tater Salad. The special had the highest viewership for a Sunday program in Comedy Central history. The DVD version was released in 2004 and reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. In 2005, White’s second 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 #1 show on primetime basic cable. The CD reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Charts and remained there for 9 consecutive weeks. This success also earned White his first Grammy nomination. Ron received his second Grammy nod for the show Blue Collar Comedy Tour - One for The Road. In June 2006, Penguin Books released Ron’s first book Ron “Tater Salad” White: I Had the Right to Remain Silent…But I Didn’t Have the Ability, which landed him on the New York Times Best Seller List. In 2009, Ron released his 3rd album Behavioral Problems, which reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. In 2013 Ron’s 4th album, A Little Unprofessional, also reached #1 on the BillboardTM Comedy Chart. All of Ron’s DVDs are certified Platinum.
Ron has been a passionate supporter of the US military troops for more than 20 years, donating his time and resources. In 2008, he created an annual charity show Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops. The profit from ticket/DVD sales is donated to the Armed Forces Foundation to assist troops and their families. Many of White’s celebrity friends have participated in these shows: Lewis Black, Dave Attell, Kathleen Madigan, Brian Regan and Rascal Flatts. In 2011, the show was recorded for TV/DVD and was the second highest-watched show on CMT that year. The taping location that year and the next was the historic Grand Ole Opry. In 2013 the show was recorded in Las Vegas and premiered March 2013.
As an actor, Ron White had supporting roles acted in the major theatrical films Horrible Bosses and Sex and the City 2. He also had a principal role in Jayne Mansfield’s Car (written/directed by Billy Bob Thornton), He is a co-Executive Producer of Bridegroom, a Linda Bloodworth–Thomason documentary, which debuted at the 2013 NYC Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award.
In 2016, Ron White’s acting talents were showcased alongside Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots, in music-industry veteran Cameron Crowe's Showtime series, Roadies. White played road-tested tour manager Phil in a critically praised performance.
Tickets ($65 and $45 plus applicable charges) will go on sale to the general public at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at PeabodyDaytona.com, 800-982-ARTS or The Peabody box office. For mature audiences.
Peabody members will have first access to pre-sale tickets starting
at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 4 at PeabodyDaytona.com.
For complete pre-sale details or to become a Peabody member, visit www.peabodyauditorium.org/member-chart.html. For more information on this concert or other Peabody events, contact the box office at
386-671-3471 or at 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32118.
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