September 20 - September 23, 2012
Rodney served his country for eight years as a member of the United States Navy. Serving two tours of duty took Rodney to New Orleans and to the Bay Area, which prepared him for the entertainment industry and for life. He would perform his duties as Yeoman Second Class by day and perform his sidesplitting comedy shows by night. Perry came to a crossroad in 1998, when he had to choose between continuing his Navy career or making Stand-Up Comedy a career. He chose the latter.
Rodney Perry has had the opportunity to learn the business of comedy from some of the best. His first job in Hollywood was serving as writer/warm-up guy for Kym Whitley’s show Oh Drama on BET. Doors continued to open for Rodney as he got opportunities to serve as opening for the likes of George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, and Steve Harvey. The relationship that would prove to be the most poignant would be the one between Rodney and Mo’Nique, when he became co-host on her show.