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Image Ups Blue Collar Comedy

14 Nov, 2005 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Ron White

Image Entertainment today announced it has inked blue-collar comedian Ron White for You Can't Fix Stupid, the exclusive DVD/CD follow-up to the popular They Call Me Tater Salad.

Stupid will bow on CD Feb. 2, 2006, and DVD March 28. The program will air March 26 on Comedy Central. Retail prices have not been determined, according to an Image spokesperson.

White is a founding member of the commercially successful “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry The Cable Guy that has to date grossed $15 million in concert ticket sales.

Salad shipped more than 1 million units in its first year of release while White's CD, Drunk in Public (Universal Music Group), was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Image's success with “Blue Collar Comedy,” including significant catalog, was one of the primary reasons for Lions Gate Entertainment's recent unsuccessful acquisition bid for the Chatsworth,Calif.-based distributor.

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