Rodney Carrington takes blue collar comedy and adds a cowboy hat and a thick Southern drawl to create his uniquely "hick-and-proud" comedy and country music routine. For those who aren't familiar with the boyish-faced standup star (and failed to catch Rodney, his sitcom that ran for two years), he's equal parts country music singer and headlining comedian. Past comedy albums like Morning Wood (featuring the weirdly successful "A Letter to me Penis") and Nut Sack nabbed spots on Country charts—but don't let the blue-humor juvenile titles put you off. Rodney Carrington cracks jokes about his upbringing, his cancelled sitcom, and his family life with an amiable humility. Sure, there's a dick joke or two, but not enough to avoid selling out the Grove tonight. Get your tickets while they last.
Fri., Jan. 17, 8 p.m., 2014