Rodney Carrington (born 1968) is a stand-up comedian, actor and country music artist. His performances are usually a combination of stand-up comedy and original songs.
Since 1998, he has released six major-label studio albums and one greatest-hits package.
In 2004 – 2006, he starred in the ABC sitcom Rodney, where he played the character Rodney Hamilton who wants to leave his soul-sucking job and become a professional stand-up comedian.
Beer for My Horses is a 2008 comedy film starring country music entertainer Toby Keith and Rodney Carrington. Based on Keith’s song by the same name, the film was co-written by Keith and Carrington. There are many songs in the film, we can hear Carrington perform “Show Them to Me”.
Rodney Scott Carrington was born in Longview, Texas, in 1968, and he lived there until he was 22 years old.
Carrington started his comedy career by working as a comedian in local venues and appearing on radio shows.
Notably, he appeared on the Indiana-based syndicated US radio program The Bob & Tom Show, which is known for having featured a lot of up-and-coming comedians who eventually became household names, such as Louis CK, Drew Carey, Ellen DeGeneres, Tim Allen, Ron White, and Daniel Tosh.
- Carrington’s first album, titled Hangin’ with Rodney, contained a combination of stand-up comedy and original songs. Released via Mercury Records Nashville, it peaked at #73 on Top Country Albums. It spawned one single, Letter to My Penis, which failed to chart.
- His next album, Morning Wood, was released by Capitol Nashville in 2000 made it into the Top 20’s. It sold Gold in the US. The single More of a Man reached #71 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
- The third album, a live album named Live: C’mon Laugh You Bastar, did not chart.
- In 2003, Carrington released Nutsack. The single Don’t Look Now reached No. 60.
- A Greatest Hits package was launched in 2004; one disc with stand-up and another disc with songs, including the non-comedy song Things We Didn’t Know. The album sold US certified Platinum.
- The album King of the Mountains, released in 2007, contains Carrington’s second non-comedy song “Angel Friend”, a tribute to his friend Barry Martin who died in 2003.
- El Niño Loco, released in 2009, was Carrington’s first album without any stand-up comedy.
- The Christmas album Make It Christmas was released for Christmas 2009. The single Camouflage and Christmas Lights became Carrington’s first Top 40 Country hit.
- Laughter’s Good was released in 2014, both as a physical CD and as a download. It got all the way to spot #1 on the US Comedy chart.
- Here Comes The Truth was released in 2017 and made it to spot #3 on the US Comedy chart.
He was previously married to Teri and they have three sons together.