A woman whose career started out by being the internal voice of an elderly man from a small Minnesota town is bringing her unique brand of stand-up comedy to Springfield.
Erica Rhodes will be performing two shows Saturday night at the Blue Room Comedy Club in Springfield. The shows are at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. and will be hosted by local stand-up comic Harrison Broadstreet.
Rhodes began her career at age 10, voicing the conscience of Garrison Keillor on the long-running radio hit A Prairie Home Companion. Her connection with the show allowed her to perform all over the United States, including L.A.’s famous Greek Theatre and Hollywood Bowl, and was part of a Grammy-nominated album.
She has acted in a number of films and television shows. She starred in cult horror classic Plague Town. She’s also appeared in the films Play Nice and Big Sky.
She is the co-creator of web series Apt. 45, and star of the web series Upstairs Girls. She has been nominated for an L.A. Comedy Award and Best Actress in the 2015 Los Angeles Short Film Festival. She’s appeared on Modern Family, New Girl, Comedy Bang Bang and Comedy Central’s @Midnight.
In 2019, Rhodes released her comedy album Sad Lemon on iTunes. She will be performing some of the material from the hit iTunes recording during her sets at Blue Room.
Tickets are expected to sell out for both shows, so if you wish to attend you’re encouraged to get your tickets in advance through the Blue Room Comedy Club website.