Ron White joins the list of celebrity riders for Orpheus 2015.
The Krewe of Orpheus
is known for its celebrity riders, and this year's lineup ranges from a country star to the cast of NCIS: New Orleans
to a Real Housewife. To that mix is now added Blue Collar Comedy
star Ron White, who is described in the krewe's press release as a "Multi-Platinum Award-Winning, Scotch-Drinking, Cigar-Smoking, Top-Selling Touring Comedian."
White will ride on the Captain's float with Orpheus captain Sonny Borey. Other riders include country singer Dierks Bentley (who will perform at the krewe's Orpheuscapade), NCIS: New Orleans
cast members Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, Rob Kerkovich and CCH Pounder with show creator Gary Glasberg; Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
performer Lisa Vanderpump; and the most recent winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race
, New Orleans' own Bianca del Rio.
Orpheus rolls on Lundi Gras (Feb. 16) on the Uptown route, and while you're waiting on the neutral ground with your cooler and your iPad you can read Gambit
's 2009 interview with Ron White here
— and a 2014 cover story about Bianca Del Rio as well