Rodney Perry is one well-connected brother. In recent months, on Rodney Perry Live, the Chicago native who now lives in L.A. has chatted with Martin star Thomas Mikal Ford, Steve Harvey Show star Wendy Raquel Robinson and Good Times stars Ralph Carter and BernNadette Stanis. But that’s just the beginning of Rodney’s celeb cred. As a veteran standup, he has toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, George Lopez and Mo’Nique, among other greats. And if you haven’t caught him live, you may well have seen him on Def Comedy Jam, BET’s Comicview and/or Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza. Finally, there’s the silver screen. This fall, watch for our host in director Steven Soderberg’s The Informant, starring Matt Damon. One word: Dee-am! Now six more words: Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Rodney Perry…
Give us a 15-second pitch for your show – why should listeners tune in?
Rodney Perry Live is fun, funny and inspirational. We ask the questions that you’d ask of the people you want to know about.
Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?
My five kids are often in the background during my show. Also, one might be surprised to find out that I’m a closet nerd. I love all of tech stuff.
Who’s your broadcasting hero?
My first experience in radio was with Cliff Winston, the longtime morning man on L.A.’s KJLH-FM. Cliff shared his platform with me, ushering me onto the airwaves. Thanks to him, I learned the biz, which afforded me the opportunity to work with Mo’Nique earlier this year on her syndicated show, Mo’Nique In the Afternoon.
If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?
I would love to sit down with Oprah. She always does the interviews, so I’d love to hear her story. I believe I could get something out of her that she’s never talked about before.
As we speak, what are you wearing?
I’m lying here in my bed with my PJs on. It’s bedtime, and I focus better at night.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?
Use the rest room. (And, yes, it was number two.) If you listen closely you can hear some grunts during one of my interviews. But I won’t tell you which show. You’ll have to find it yourself. [Editor’s Note: Proceed at your own risk.]
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