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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rodney Perry Is "ALL THE WAY LIVE"

Story By: Neeta Wooten
(Rodney Perry; All Images are the property of Rodney Perry)

“Rodney Perry on that comedy stage is not to be messed with. I am not a game!” - Rodney Perry
Rodney Perry’s role as a visible support to Mo’Nique, the TV show’s guests and the crowd comes naturally for him. He is a service man. He has serviced our country through the armed forces (Navy), he has serviced our communities through his dedication to being a kind person and he has serviced our need for laughs and mental release through his stand up comedy.
Rodney created his own internet talk show called “The Rodney Perry Show,” where he interviews people from comedian/actor Kevin Hart to actress Angell Conwell. He described himself as a “hipper” Tavis Smiley, in hopes to bridge the gap of a talent pool of people not only is he a fan of, but he feels deserved the added recognition regarding their talent. “You don’t have to wait on people to give you opportunities, with the avenue of the internet you can reach your core audience fairly effectively by turning on the camera and doing your own show.”
These days, while the Mo’Nique show is on hiatus, Rodney is busy doing a comedy tour and working on his radio show that airs on Blog Talk Radio every Monday at 2pm EST called “Rodney Perry Live.” So no matter where you are, if you are near the internet, you can hear and be a part of Rodney Perry’s world every week.
Rodney believes that it is important to stay active and work what you love to do. Staying on the Atlanta comedy scene helped Rodney land his role in Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Big Happy Family." He said, “I’m a stand up (comedian) first, and every blessing I have ever gotten has been a result of my stand up.” Rodney was performing in a comedy club (in Atlanta) on a Tuesday, went in to read for the part on that same Thursday, received a call back on Saturday to be on set in two days on Monday. Talk about fast, and talk about God's grace!
Rodney had nothing but amazing words to say about working with Tyler Perry and being a part of his movie project. If only Spike Lee could give Mr. Perry a break and see the positive side to what Tyler Perry’s empire is doing for the Black community.
When asked about the Spike Lee/Tyler Perry controversy, Rodney had some very thoughtful words to say. “I don’t think we as people of Color have the luxury of bashing each other on any level. While Tyler Perry’s comedy may not be everybody’s cup of tea, Tyler Perry employs more Black people than anybody in the industry, you have to respect that...he found a way to make it work when there was no way to make it work...Hollywood told Tyler Perry no, so he took his own money (that he made from his plays) and began to fund his own work...he funded the first ten episode of his first TV show (House of Payne) now that is gangsta! To bet your own dollars on yourself, and to see it flourish into a mogul, that is the definition of faith, and you can’t argue with faith.”
You can't argue with faith, and you can't deny that it is Rodney's time to shine. And shine he will with his act, "Rodney Perry All The Way Live" touring the country through January (so far). “Rodney Perry on that comedy stage is not to be messed with. I am not a game,”said Rodney. Be sure to support Rodney Perry in all of his endeavors. "Positive people and positive movements should receive positive support." - Ideal PR Media

Catch Rodney on Tour (scheduled cities to date)
08/26/2011 - 08/27/2011 - Jazz & Jokes, Nashville TN
09/09/2011 - 09/10/2011 - LAFF HOUSE, Philadelphia PA
10/07/2011 - 10/09/2011 - Levee Funny Bone, Newport KY
10/14/2011 - 10/16/2011 - Arlington Improv, Arlington TX
11/04/2011 - 11/06/2011 - Houston Improv, Houston TX
01/13/2012 - TBAAL , Dallas TX

Be sure to connect with Rodney through his Internet social media sites


Anonymous said...

Love your articles. Can't wait to see the Magazine

Mike said...

Nice! loved that Tyler Perry Movie

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