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June 18, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who regularly covers comedy for O.C. Live!
Ron Shock came out of the same club in Houston that spawned Bill Hicks, the late Sam Kinison and a boisterous band of like-minded "outlaw" comics whose obscenity-laced humor knew and knows few bounds. But Shock (his real name) is nothing like those other guys who used to work at the Comedy Workshop back in the early '80s. The 49-year-old not only has a kinder, gentler comedy act, he also shuns their one-liner approach, favoring instead a more relaxed storytelling style.
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December 2, 1993 | GLENN DOGGRELL, Glenn Doggrell writes about comedy for The Times Orange County Edition.
It came as no surprise that comedian Ron Shock had to end a trans-Atlantic chat with good friend and old crony Bill Hicks in London before he could start another conversation on the other line. Hicks and Shock, after all, share comedy roots from the early '80s in Texas and have maintained a close friendship since. Both have prospered. Both are enjoying fine careers. Yet how different their roads to success have been. Hicks hits the stage ranting and doesn't stop.
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December 2, 1993 | GLENN DOGGRELL, Glenn Doggrell writes about comedy for The Times Orange County Edition.
It came as no surprise that comedian Ron Shock had to end a trans-Atlantic chat with good friend and old crony Bill Hicks in London before he could start another conversation on the other line. Hicks and Shock, after all, share comedy roots from the early '80s in Texas and have maintained a close friendship since. Both have prospered. Both are enjoying fine careers. Yet how different their roads to success have been. Hicks hits the stage ranting and doesn't stop.
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June 18, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who regularly covers comedy for O.C. Live!
Ron Shock came out of the same club in Houston that spawned Bill Hicks, the late Sam Kinison and a boisterous band of like-minded "outlaw" comics whose obscenity-laced humor knew and knows few bounds. But Shock (his real name) is nothing like those other guys who used to work at the Comedy Workshop back in the early '80s. The 49-year-old not only has a kinder, gentler comedy act, he also shuns their one-liner approach, favoring instead a more relaxed storytelling style.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1998
* "The Storyteller"--Ron Shock, left, does a comedy show of stories about preachers, prison and show-biz at Complex in Hollywood, Thursdays through Sundays until Feb. 15. * "Dock Brief"--John Mortimer's send-up of the legal profession, with F. William Parker and John O'Connell, opens Friday at Fremont Centre Theatre. * "Dale Kristien in Concert"--The stage veteran performs Broadway tunes Saturday at Robert B. Moore Theatre, Orange Coast College.
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October 3, 1997 | JANA J. MONJI
With his gravelly voice and thin, puckish appearance, Ron Shock is "The Storyteller." He certainly has interesting stories to tell, but the telling is somewhat lacking. At the Century City Playhouse, he regales the audience with stories of his life as a seminary student, jewel thief, prison inmate, gambler and corporate consultant in a homey, low-key style.
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May 5, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Donna Mills and Jack Scalia recently completed the movie "Runaway Father" for future broadcast on CBS. The drama was adapted from the novel by Richard Rashke, based on the true story of a woman and her three daughters and their 17-year search for the man who deserted them. Turner Broadcasting System Inc. recently unveiled plans for The Airport Channel, a national television news service that will deliver live programing to airline terminals across the country.
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