Recently my wife and I have been on a kick of watching stand up comedy DVDs — any we can get our hands on from a wide variety of comics with wildly disparate comedic styles. To our surprise, one we enjoyed a lot more than we were expecting was the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, and of the four comics featured on that DVD, the one that made us laugh the most was chain-smoking, scotch-drinking Ron White. We've since watched his two subsequent stand-up DVDs, They Call Me "Tater Salad" and You Can't Fix Stupid, and just picked up his latest release, Behavioral Problems.
Here's the bottom line on Behavioral Problems: it's very funny and it's very, very vulgar. In fact it feels far more vulgar than both of his previous stand-up DVDs put together. White sets the tone with his first joke about a fake reality show entitled "Pimp My Muff" and from there the topics head to all manner of shockingly frank sexual discussions.
One of the things I enjoy most about watching Ron White perform is that his "I don't give a shit as long as it's funny" attitude allows him to do absolutely nothing to hide any behaviors that would be embarrassing for another celebrity to admit to. Not only is he constantly and unapologetically lighting up, puffing on a cigar, and pouring himself scotch after scotch while on stage, but he unashamedly discusses the fact he gets pedicures and carries a man-purse in everyday life. He even brings out his two adorable little dogs to meet the audience at the conclusion of his performance. White tells it like it is, all the while standing with his cigar, posed like a general overseeing a battle his men are winning and devilishly smiling like a elementary school kid who just got away with flagrantly cheating on an exam.