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Tom Rhodes is a world traveling 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.

Fresh from releasing his new hour special Light Sweet Crude on Netflix and Chill.com Rhodes has had a long raucous career covering every corner of the globe. In 2012 Rhodes was featured in the Showtime stand-up series, Live From Amsterdam (2012). His three half hour stand-up specials include two Comedy Central Presents... (2009 & 2001) and Raw, recorded in Stockholm for Swedish television (2009). He had his own sitcom television show on NBC called Mr. Rhodes (1996 – 1997), his own Late Night Talk show on Dutch television Kevin Masters starring Tom Rhodes (2002 – 2003), and traveled the world as a TV presenter on the Dutch travel program Yorin Travel (2004).

His latest LIVE recording as a double CD Colossus of Me released in 2012. In 2009 Laughspin.com named his DVD Rhode Scholar the Number One Comedy DVD of 2009. As a featured travel writer for Huffington Post his travel story ‘A Tragedy, A Miracle And A Brawl...Welcome to Ireland’ got awarded by the Huffington Post one of the Top 10 Best Travel Stories of 2011. His podcast Tom Rhodes Radio was named one of the Top 10 of Best Podcasts of 2011 by Matador.com and was praised as the best newcomer in The Onion AV’s Club (December 2012).

Tom Rhodes Official Website: www.tomrhodes.net
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Tom Rhodes Radio (TRR)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tom-rhodes-radio/id426881872

Email Tom: tomrhodescomedy@gmail.com

Blog Entries by Tom Rhodes

A Pilgrimage Along Perth's Highway To Hell

(18) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 7:00 AM

I like to visit the graves of people I admire. I've hit some big ones, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Voltaire and Arthur Rimbaud. I like walking through cemeteries to find the grave of someone whose life and work I greatly admire because it reminds me to...

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Nashville's Destination For Chicken Lovers And Philanderers (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted July 4, 2012 | 8:00 AM

In The Doors version of 'Back Door Man," Morrison sings: "You can eat your dinner, eat your pork and beans. I eat more chicken any man ever seen, yeah yeah! I am, a back door man."

Years after first hearing that song, I discovered that the original version by Willie...

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Inside Shady Dell, Arizona's Colorful Trailer Park Hotel (PHOTOS)

(135) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 7:30 AM

I'd left a lot of asphalt in the wake of my old BMW to get there, so I savored the saunter through Tombstone's dusty downtown, pausing to imagine schools of bullets swimming up the street toward me. In my mind, Val Kilmer channeled Doc Holiday with the whiskey grumble and...

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Caravaggio: A Renaissance Badass In Fort Worth

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 5:04 PM

Simon Schama in his brilliant BBC series "The Power of Art" first introduced me to the Italian artist Caravaggio. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio's use of light in his paintings could only be compared to modern dramatic movie lighting and his patrons were among the highest ranking Cardinals at the Vatican....

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Occupy Seattle And America As More Than Talking Heads

(18) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 9:50 AM

Strolling around Seattle my wife and I happened upon the Occupy Seattle protest in West Lake park as the cops were just about to bust it up. There was a tense stand off as the police stood firmly in a circle around 8 young men seated around a tent with...

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Making Muslims Laugh After 9/11 (And A Decade Later) (VIDEO and PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 10:34 PM

Two weeks after 9/11, I was booked to perform in Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country on earth. I checked with the American embassy before I left London and they said I would be safe, but that I should be vigilant while in Jakarta.

Upon my arrival the newspaper...

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Making Muslims Laugh After 9/11 (And A Decade Later)

(12) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 10:34 PM

Two weeks after 9/11, I was booked to perform in Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country on earth. I checked with the American embassy before I left London and they said I would be safe, but that I should be vigilant while in Jakarta.

Upon my arrival the newspaper...

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A Tragedy, A Miracle And A Brawl...Welcome to Ireland

(22) Comments | Posted August 19, 2011 | 5:58 PM

I was booked to perform in Ireland before my sister died and there didn't seem to be any point in not going. It was, after all, the perfect time to be going to a place filled with people who like to laugh and drink. I'd gotten married at my sister's...

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