This week, Ira spoke with Tom Rhodes.
Comedian Tom Rhodes (whose new album, “Around The World,” was recorded in 24 cities) is headlining in the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana Las Vegas April 22-28.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Rhodes talks about his love of travel; his addiction to the adrenal rush of performing; why he “put my career above everything in my life”; why he’s a big fan of both Winston Churchill and ephemera; what he learned from John McEnroe and applied to stand-up comedy; and why, when it comes to comedy, “I’m in it for life.”
Rhodes is a world traveling comedian who is now celebrating his 30th year as a stand up comedian. The New York Times describes him as “A mostly natural intellect with a knack for reporting the harsh realities of life with a dark and absurdly optimistic cynicism.”
An adventurer forging his own path, Rhodes has built a career that not only includes stand-up specials, a sitcom, a travel show, a late night talk show, numerous live CD’s & DVD’s, his critically acclaimed podcast Tom Rhodes Radio, as well as being a travel writer for the Huffington Post.