Comedian Erica Rhodes Looks for Love in the Cars of Strangers

The touring comic has appeared on NBC’s “Bring the Funny” and released her debut stand-up album “Sad Lemon” last year.

Erica Rhodes released her debut stand-up album “Sad Lemon” last year, reaching #1 on the iTunes comedy charts.

But her real journey has been hopping in and out of cars of strangers when touring the country, performing at comedy clubs like Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak.

“A lot of underdogs are attracted to stand-up because it’s a way to be heard or stand up for yourself.” Erica Rhodes, comedian

“You just get into a lot of random guys’ cars,” laughs Rhodes. “You meet a new club manager. You meet new comics. You meet a lot of new people every time.”

Rhodes will perform four shows at the Comedy Castle on Friday and Saturday night. You can find tickets via their official website.

Click the player above to hear comedian Erica Rhodes talk about how her life and vices influence her comedy.

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  • Ryan Patrick Hooper
    Ryan Patrick Hooper is the award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. Hooper has covered stories for the New York Times, NPR, Detroit Free Press, Hour Detroit, SPIN and Paste magazine.