Tom Rhodes performs all over the world. His calendar for the next six months includes gigs in Hanoi, Shanghai, Amsterdam, and Edinburgh. He gets around. So it's no surprise that Minneapolis comedians take great pride in the legend that he once called Death Comedy Jam, the weekly open mic at Grumpy's Downtown, "the worst comedy room in the world." He likely meant it, but in the way that he means all of his jokes: with pure immediacy and no ill will. Rhodes is a comedian who believes everything that he says, until it's time to say the next thing. For example, although he's a Florida native, Rhodes is perfectly comfortable calling himself a "real California weirdo." But contradictions like this don't bother Rhodes; they fuel his litany of observations, exclamations, and occasional laments. If you... More >>>