Stand-up comedian Ron White famously -- make that infamously -- called Bakersfield residents "stupid" in his 2012 comedy DVD, "A Little Unprofessional." But is that insult enough to stop local fans from paying to see the erudite funnyman known as "Tater Salad" when he plays the Rabobank Theater on June 6? We'll find out when tickets, ranging from $43.25 to $53.25, go on sale Friday.
The Blue Collar Comedy vet's press materials note that White's show is "for mature audiences only." It says nothing about how smart you have to be to understand jokes on some of his favorite subjects, like getting hammered and erectile dysfunction.
If, however, you're more into laughing at the comedian than having the comedian laugh at you, George Lopez is putting in an appearance at the Rabobank on May 31. Tickets to his show, which range from $39.50 to $49.50, already are on sale.
Lopez, 52, who stars in the new FX comedy "Saint George," is a frequent visitor to Bakersfield, as is White, 57, a Texas native who made his remark about Bakersfield's collective intelligence at a show in his home state:
"I was in Bakersfield, California, Wednesday night. Boy, you people think YOU'RE stupid ..."
Tickets for both shows are available at the Rabobank box office, 1001 Truxtun Ave., all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 322-2525 and online at www.ticketmaster.com.