Doors: 6:30pm | Show: 7:30pm
This show is 18+
Shirtless and tattooed, the Ginger Billy gives viewers a humorous look into life in rural Upstate South Carolina. And he’s doing it all on his own. He lives between Union and Lockhart, South Carolina, with his wife and family. For years, he says, he was a respiratory therapist. But one day, after the retirement of Dale Earnheart, Jr., he thought maybe he’d make a video.
“Well, when he retired, I thought to myself, ‘man, you know what? This would be something that, uh, all rednecks would love if I talked about,’” he said. “When I saw how many views it got, I thought to myself, you know what, this might be actually pretty cool. This might be something I want to try again.” After that, it was the men’s romper craze, so he went to JC Penny’s and bought the biggest girls’ romper he could find and did a video about that. The video has almost 840,000 views on YouTube alone. He estimates it got between 40 and 50 million views across all social media channels.
From there, he said, things just took off. The next thing he knew he was doing stand-up. And while his new comedy career may be a surprise hit, it’s stressful, he says. Everything is dependent upon him being funny. “It sounds cool, but it is the most stressful thing I’ve ever done in my life,” he says. Regardless, the funny ideas keep coming.
As of April 1st, 2019, Rococo Theatre is a clear bag policy venue. Clear bags and small clutch-sized purses are only allowed at entry. More about this policy here.
“Will Call” tickets will be available for pick up when the doors open @ 6:30pm. Please bring your ID.
All ages. There are NO elevators in the building.
No cameras or recording. No weapons. No outside food/drink. No refunds.