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Tom Rhodes

Daily from Nov. 5-9
8 p.m.
Daily from Nov. 8-9
10:30 p.m.

Earlier this year, comedian Tom Rhodes released Around the World, a three-hour CD collection of his performances. There’s no lie in the title. “It’s 40 tracks, and was recorded in 24 cities around the world,” he says. “It starts in Paris and finishes in Jerusalem, and it’s mostly stories about each of those places.” Having done the international circuit steadily for over 20 years, he really doesn’t have a favorite city to perform in, though as a place to visit he notes Paris probably tops his list. “I like everywhere,” he says. “I like the challenge of going to different countries and having to figure out what works, what doesn’t work, and evolving jokes for those places, figuring out the best observations, and pointing out things they may not have noticed.” For the immediate future, he’s concentrating on performing in the U.S. For 10 years, he had most of his stuff in storage as he traveled the world. Now he’s settled in Los Angeles. His set has naturally changed over the years. “When I was younger, I tried to be edgy and dirty, and now, as I’ve gotten older, I’m trying to do the smartest material I can.” 18+.