A couple of days ago on Comedy Central, I watched a little bit of stand up by Ron White. I didn’t really care for it, but I did watch enough to notice this. He had glasses of water with him, and periodically, he’d pull out a flask and pour it in the water. Now, normally, I can’t tell if a person’s drunk, or high, even if they’re standing right next to me, but watching him, I had two strong feelings. First, yes, that really was alcohol he was drinking, and second, he’d been drinking lots of it. To me, when they showed close ups of his face, he looked sloshed. Also, as his routine went on, he was acting more and more silly and somewhat incoherent.
Today, on Comedy Central, I watched two episodes of Blue Collar TV. At the end of the second episode, he made a guest appearance. Holding a cigarette in one hand, and glass full of…oh hell, I rarely drink, so I don’t what it’s supposed to be. Now, despite the fact that I’ve heard that drinking real alcohol on TV is supposed to be illegal, looking at him, I had a feeling that, again, it was real, and he drank a lot of it. Yes, he made a little joke about not remembering being asked to be on the show when he’s sober, but I wonder how much of an act it really is.
Now, like I said, I usually can’t tell if a person’s drunk or high, even when I’ve been with them, so maybe I’m totally off here. If anybody else saw these shows and knows what I’m talking about, am I right? Is he pretty much sloshed all the time, or is it an act?