Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer who recorded eight major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies.
Recognized by Pollstar as one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last ten years, Carrington has been making audiences laugh with his unique brand of stand-up comedy and soon he’ll bring his Here Comes the Truth Tour to Southwest Florida’s Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on September 17.
“My comedy comes from real places of deep pain, but it’s only when you come out of that dark place that you find the humor in what you’ve been through. And that’s what has resonated with people. There’s people that identify with me because I identify with them,” he told Mlive.com.
Carrington recently released two new albums on his brand new record label called Laughter’s Good Records. An album of new songs and material entitled Laughter’s Good debuted at No. 1 on the Overall Comedy Charts. The same week, the re-release of Rodney Carrington Live, C’mon Laugh You Bastards debuted at No. 2 on the Overall Comedy Charts.
Two of the comedian’s television specials also aired in 2014. CMT premiered the all-new Laughter’s Good and re-aired his extremely popular Live at the Majestic, which originally aired on Comedy Central. Carrington also debuted his new YouTube series called Bit By Bit.
All of the above follow on the heels of Carrington’s previous projects and accomplishments. He starred in his own TV sitcom Rodney, which ran for two seasons on ABC. He also co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the feature film Beer for My Horses, which won the Tex Ritter Award from the ACM. Rodney added “author” to his list of accomplishments with the release of his first hard cover book entitled Rodney Carrington, Coming Clean, as well as having appeared on countless other TV shows, including the ACA (American Country Awards) and hosting the American Country New Year’s Eve Live show on FOX. He also won “Supporting Character of the Year” from the CMT Music Video Awards for his appearance on the Trace Adkins’ music video I Got My Game On.
Rodney broke through with his major label comedy CD debut Hangin’ With Rodney in 1998. The next few years saw seven more Top 10 albums, which continue to receive radio airplay and regularly place on the national comedy charts. Morning Wood has earned a RIAA gold record certification, and Greatest Hits (a double CD), has now reached platinum status.
– Catch Rodney Carrington’s Here Comes the Truth Tour at 7 pm on September 17 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway in Fort Myers, FL. Tickets range from $25 – $179.75 and are available at the Box Office, by phone at (239) 481-4849 or online at www.bbmannpah.com.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is asking Lee County residents to help fill empty pantry shelves by shopping at Publix Supermarkets between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on September 20.
On that day, stores will display pallets of foods that the food bank and its partner pantries most need. Volunteers and LeeTran buses will be on hand to receive donated items and “stuff the buses.”
This is the seventh year that the food bank has partnered with LeeTran for the end-of-summer food drive. In the past six years, the drive has collected a total of 611,553 pounds of food to benefit the food bank and its 150-plus partner agencies.
Unlike previous years, this “Stuff the Bus” food drive will take place on one day so the community’s support is especially important.
“We really need the public to come out and support us that day, because our pantries are depleted,” said Al Brislain, Harry Chapin Food Bank president and CEO.
Supporters who are not able to visit a Lee County Publix store on September 20 may make a donation or mail a Publix gift card to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, located at 3760 Fowler Street in Fort Myers, FL. For more information, visit www.harrychapinfood-bank.org.
So You Think You Can Dance, the 13-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall – live on tour.
Celebrating its momentous 12th season and its exciting new Stage v. Street format, So You Think You Can Dance’s Top 10 finalists will make their way across North America performing in 70 cities as part of the Season 12 Tour.
One stop for the tour is Barbara B. Mann on October 25!
The Season 12 tour lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Team Stage’s Gaby Diaz, Edson Juarez, Jim Nowakowski, Hailee Payne and Derek Piquette; and Team Street’s Megan “Megz” Alfonso, Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge, Virgil Gadson, Jessica “JJ” Rabone and Jana “Jaja” Vankova.
Fall’s hottest ticket will feature this season’s most popular routines from Team Stage and Team Street, as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. 19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions will present audiences across the country with the opportunity to experience the action brought into their living rooms each week on the beloved summer series, with a variety of sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they have come to enjoy and expect from their favorite dancers.
“I am thrilled with this season’s new Stage vs. Street format and the brilliant, fresh talent we have discovered. These dancers have inspired the choreographers to create remarkable dance numbers each week, truly showcasing individual talent. I am excited for your favorite dancers to bring their inspiration and routines to even more cities on this year’s nationwide tour,” stated Nigel Lythgoe, judge, executive producer and co-creator of the hit FOX series.
– Enjoy the So You Think You Can Dance Tour on October 25 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway in Fort Myers, FL. Tickets are available at the Box Office, by phone at (239) 481-4849 or online at www.bbmannpah.com.