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Rodney Carrington Coming to Kent State Tuscarawas

Posted Aug. 18, 2014
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Comedian Rodney Carrington will perform
at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State
University at Tuscarawas on Aug. 29

Capitol recording artist, comedian and star of stage, film and TV, Rodney Carrington will bring his live stand-up comedy show tour, Laughter's Good, to the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas at 9 p.m. on Aug. 29. This show contains adult themes, explicit language and is for mature audiences only. 

Tickets for Carrington, which range in price from $35 to $55, can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office, online at or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free parking is available for all shows.

This multimillion selling artist has released eight major label albums, garnered gold and platinum records, had his own sitcom, Rodney on ABC; a co-starring role in a major movie, Beer for my Horses with Toby Keith; a one-hour Comedy Central special; and he regularly sells out concerts in the U.S. and Canada. Carrington currently has several new projects in development, including the re-release of his very first CD, Rodney Carrington Live, C'mon Laugh You Bastards, and the much-anticipated album of new songs and material entitled Laughter's Good. Both of these albums will be the inaugural projects released on Carrington's very own record label that he has recently formed. There also are two television specials planned for the summer of 2014. CMT will premiere the all-new Laughter's Good and will re-air his extremely popular Live at the Majestic show.

Carrington has appeared on countless other TV shows, including the ACA (American Country Awards), hosted the American Country New Year's Eve Live show on Fox, and had his own Comedy Central and CMT specials. He won Supporting Character of the Year from the CMT Music Video Awards for his appearance on the Trace Adkins' music video "I Got My Game On," and starred in a comedy sketch music video of his song entitled, "If I'm the Only One," with guest appearances by Jennifer Aspen (Rodney, GCB, Glee), Nick Searcy (Rodney, Justified) and Toby Keith, which aired on CMT.

Another of Carrington’s projects, of which he is very proud, is the Rodney Carrington Foundation, a 501c(3), which he founded that benefits charities who need a helping hand. Carrington added "author" to his list of accomplishments with the release of his first hard cover book titled, Rodney Carrington, Coming Clean published by Hachette Books. 

According to Pollstar, Carrington has been one of the top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last 10 years and among the top four or five the last several years.

Carrington’s popularity derives, in large part, from his connection with his audience, both at his live shows and through social media.

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