Comedian Tom Rhodes with Dan Smith at the Ice House
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The last date listed for Comedian Tom Rhodes with special guest Dan Smith was Saturday April 14, 2007 / 10:00pm.
Best known for his role as the title character in the high school based sitcom Mr. Rhodes, Tom Rhodes has been around.literally and figuratively. He’s been a comic since his senior year in high school and today he is approaching 40. He’s lived in Florida, San Francisco, Los Angeles and in New York on two separate occasions. Now he’s in Amsterdam living on a street he can’t pronounce. Rhodes has played every American city that has a comedy club and he’s toured the globe so many times that when Immigration looks at his passport, they ask for CliffsNotes!
His soft southern drawl is just barely detectable in his meandering stage voice and his arms swing freely around a body that is constantly in motion. When he speaks, it’s in a mellifluous manner that suggests higher education but he is somewhat proud that the last class he attended was in a public high school. He credits his knowledge and passion for learning to a talented group of teachers: “I was poisoned with Kerouac, Muhammad Ali, Gandhi and the Beatles. They did it for me.” His humor thrives on information and intelligence. Never settling for jokes about broken toasters or remote controls, Rhodes would rather
brood over race and culture.
Don’t let the Southern drawl fool you; Tom Rhodes’ comedy is full of information and intelligence and, of course, humor. What can we say? This guy is huge in Europe!