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It appears comedian Ron White will get the last laugh in regards to his arrest last year in Vero Beach.
White, a stand-up comic and one of the four stars of the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” uses the incident in which he was charged with possession of marijuana in his Comedy Central special “Ron White: Behavioral Problems.” The premier aired at 10 p.m. Sunday and will be repeated several times this week.
During the first 10 minutes of his routine, he says, “I got into a little trouble, did you guys hear anything about that?” After a roar of laughter, he proceeds to talk about the Vero Beach Police Department waiting for him when his plane landed Sept. 10 at the Vero Beach Municipal Airport before two sold-out shows in Fort Pierce.
The skit lasted about 5 minutes. He talked about how police said the drug dog alerted on his plane – even though he didn’t see any signal from the dog – and the officers eventually found seven-eighths of a gram of marijuana on him.
“When i have seven-eighths of a gram of marijuana, I consider myself to be out of marijuana,” he told the audience, chuckling. “That’s no weed.”
White proceeded to then joke about how long it took the jail deputy to count the several thousands of dollars in cash he had before booking him in and when he was finally released there was a bunch of kids hold “Free Tater” signs outside the jail.
The California comedian Ron struck a plea deal with the State Attorney’s Office, being sentenced to six months probation along with fines and fees and suspension of his driving privileges for two years.
While on probation, White had to pay $1,460 in fines and fees. Also, he is to either serve 200 hours community or pay $10 for each hour – a $2,000 fee his attorney said his client would opt to take.
White uses the incident in which he was charged with possession of marijuana in his Comedy Central special "Ron White: Behavioral Problems." The premier aired at 10 p.m. Sunday and will be repeated several times this week.
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When blue collar comedian Ron White was in the red chair he talked about how Jeff Foxworthy helped him improve his jokes.
White also talked about the time he got busted for pot possession.
“I had less than a gram of weed that I had a prescription for in my pocket,” said White. “And the cop, he got pissed: ‘What did you tell the doctor to get a prescription for marijuana?’ And I said, ‘Well the doctor asked if I had any symptoms that marijuana would help alleviate?’ I said, ‘I get bummed when I run out of my weed.’
“I’m actually using medical marijuana to get off of regular marijuana.”
Ron White tour dates can be found here.
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Ron White on stage, photo – Just for Laughs
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