Comedian and multi-talented performer Rodney Carrington is coming back to El Paso’s Abraham Chavez Theatre on January 26, 2017.
Rodney is one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last ten years and among the top 5 the last several years, according to Pollstar. He is on track to be in the top 5 again in 2017 as he regularly performs to sold out crowds across the US, Canada, and Australia.
Rodney has recorded eight major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies. He then released three new albums on his own record label called Laughter’s Good Records. An album of new songs and material entitled Laughter’s Good debuted at Number One on the Overall Comedy Charts.
The same week, the re-release of Rodney Carrington Live, C’mon Laugh You Bastards debuted at Number Two on the overall Comedy Charts. He then went back into the studio to record, The Hits which also reached number one on the comedy charts.
Rodney broke through with his major label comedy CD debut Hangin’ with Rodney in 1998. The next few years saw nine more Top 10 comedy albums: Live, Morning Wood, Nutsack, Greatest Hits, King of the Mountains, El Nino Loco, C’mon Laugh You Bastards, Laughter’s Good and The Hits, all of 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. Rodney also released Make it Christmas which features his original song, “Camouflage and Christmas Lights,” a military tribute.
Rodney’s popularity derives, in large part, from his connection with his audience, both at his live shows and through social media.
Tickets for Rodney Carrington Live go on sale Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, and at the Plaza Theatre Box Office. Tickets range from $42.25 to $177.25 for VIP plus taxes and fees. This event is for mature audiences.