Rodney Perry

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Rodney Perry
RodneyPerry.jpg
Born (1970-09-15) September 15, 1970 (age 43)
Chicago, Illinois, US
Nationality American
Years active 2003–present
Known for The Mo'Nique Show
Who's Got Jokes?
Website
www.rodneyperry.com

Rodney Perry (born September 15, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is most known for serving as co-host on BET's late night talk show The Mo'Nique Show where he provided laughs alongside actress and comedienne Mo'Nique five nights a week from October 5, 2009 until the show ended on August 16, 2011.

Early life[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Monroe, Louisiana, Perry found his way to comedy by way of the United States Navy, where he performed to some of his toughest audiences.[1] He eventually moved to the Bay Area where he honed his comedic craft and perfected his stage show, which includes observations on everything from the workplace to the joys and occasional pains of raising a big family.

Career[edit]

For four seasons, Perry has served as co-host and Man on the Street for TV One's comedy competition Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? He's also appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, BET's Comic View, Showtime's Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza, Starz Network's Martin Lawrence Presents First Amendment Stand-Up, E! Network's Chelsea Lately and Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed. On the big screen, Perry joined Tyler Perry and a host of stars in Tyler Perry's 2011 film Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family.[2] Perry has also teamed up with Tony Rock in the film The Last Laugh, a drama about comedy. In addition to his nightly role on The Mo'Nique Show, Perry constantly tours with his stand-up act. He is currently preparing to shoot his first comedy special, Rodney Perry All the Way Live, in summer 2011.

Filmography[edit]

YEAR FILM ROLE NOTES
2011 Madea's Big Happy Family Harold
2011 Chicago Pulaski Jones Mayor Pope 2010/2011
2011 The Last Laugh Hubert Davis
2009 Truly Blessed Pastor Jenkins
2009 The Adventures of Umbweki Medicine Man
2008 Show Stoppers Dont Cuss
2007 Red Rum Otis
2005 Tears of a Clown Darryl
2005 So Fresh, So Clean... a Down and Dirty Comedy Lovey
2005 Flip The Script Hot Sauce
2004 Johnson Family Vacation Cousin Lump
2003 With or Without You Guard

Television[edit]

Show Role
Off The Chain Host
The Mo'Nique Show Co-Host
Meet The Browns Mr. Brown's Cousin
Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? Co-Host
The Funny Spot Featured Comedian
Baisden After Dark Featured Comedian/Panelist
The Big Black Comedy Show Co-Host
BET's Comic View Featured Comedian
The Tom Joyner Show Featured Comedian
Brian Hooks' All Starz Live Featured Comedian
Phat Comedy Tuesdays Featured Comedian
Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed Panelist
Chelsea Lately Panelist
It's Your World Charlie The Bartender (Voice Over)
What's Poppin' Lil' Deacon (Voice Over)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perry, Rodney (October 5, 2009). "Rodney Perry Biography". BET.com. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ Morales, Wilson (August 18, 2010). "Funnyman Rodney Perry Added to Tyler Perry's New Madea Film". BlackVoices.com. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 

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