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Carrington bringing comedy act to Embassy

Veteran comedian has found success on TV, in movies, as author


Brandon Jordan

Web Developer & Distribution Director

Published February 16, 2022

Comedian Rodney Carrington has been one of the top-10 highest-grossing touring comedians the past two decades, and his upcoming show in Fort Wayne is sure to sweep audiences off their feet.

Carrington will perform a show for mature audiences at Embassy Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m.

Fans of the well-rounded Texas-born entertainer can expect to be charmed and amused by Carrington’s wit, as well as his bold style of humor.

Carrington is a man of many talents. For those who may not know him as a comedian, he also starred in the ABC sitcom Rodney which ran over 40 episodes.

His onscreen experience did not stop at his two-season run on network television.

Carrington also co-wrote and co-starred in Beer for My Horses with singer-songwriter Toby Keith. In addition to Carrington and Keith, the film featured iconic musicians Willie Nelson and Ted Nugent. The movie won the Tex Ritter Award from the Academy of Country Music in 2008.

Carrington also won “Supporting Character of the Year” from the CMT Music Video Awards in 2008 for his appearance in the Trace Adkins’ video “I Got My Game On.”

Getting into Music

The multifaceted comedian’s talents have also spilled over into the music scene, boasting a number of tracks with over 3 million streams on Spotify, with “Show Them To Me” having been streamed more than 9 million times.

According to his site, Carrington broke onto the entertainment scene with his major label comedy CD Hangin’ With Rodney in 1998. After that, he released nine more top-10 comedy albums. He recorded eight major record label comedy albums, followed by three albums on his own record label, Laughter’s Good Records.

In the past, he lamented to bullz-eye.com that the “tragic part about doing comedy in that vein, by putting it out on a record, is that once you do you’ve got to start all over.”

But he’s still cranking out hits.

Carrington released his latest single, “Let Me In,” in October. His latest album, 2019’s Get Em Out, climbed to No. 1 on iTunes according to his site, and his Greatest Hits album garnered platinum status from the RIAA.

Not only that, but Carrington busted into the holiday season, boasting a Christmas album which he released in 2009.

His onscreen talents and musical ability fused in 2017 when the release of his album Here Comes the Truth gave rise to a Netflix special of the same name.

Just when he couldn’t become any more well-rounded, Carrington became a published author in 2007 with Coming Clean.

Carrying No Agenda

Carrington may be known by some for his song “Vote for Trump.”

He told Las Vegas Magazine in 2016, “Look, I have no agenda. I make people laugh. My material is mined out of my own personal experience. I’ve been doing this 27 years. The level of success I’ve achieved didn’t come from not being good or not connecting with somebody. The success that I’ve had came from being able to connect with people, the people that come and see me.

“Same way Trump was,” he added. “He connected with a lot of people. That’s where his success lies. Same way with where my success lies, just connecting with a lot of people, my willingness to tell the truth about my own personal life. My only agenda is making people laugh. I don’t have any agenda. I always tell people if you come to my show and you learn anything, it’s an accident.”

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