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International Comedy Headliner – Tom Rhodes (USA)3000¥
After a long summer off, we at Stand Up Tokyo are chilled, tanned (well, more like burnt) and ready to bring more headlining international comics to the people of Tokyo.
Tom Rhodes is a world traveling comedian who is now celebrating his 30th year as a stand up 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 Rhodes has had a long raucous career covering every corner of the globe. 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.
His latest TV appearances include Just for Laughs, IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang and Sullivan and Sons. Tom is a regular guest on Comedy Central’s @midnight. In 2014 Rhodes was featured in Comedy Central Comedy Underground with Dave Attell series and in 2012 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).
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 Network and was praised as the best newcomer in The Onion AV’s Club(December 2012). Tom Rhodes Radio joined Bill Burr’s & Al Madrigal’s All Things ComedyNetwork. Tom has been a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience (#248, 364, 420 & 500), The Adam Corolla Show, Marc Maron’s WTF, Aisha Tyler’s Girl On Guy, London Real, The Artie Lange Show, Ron & Fez Show, NPR Snap Judgment.