“Off the Chain’s” host Rodney Perry returns for season two

From slapstick to spoof, satire to sarcasm, comedian Rodney Perry has perfected the art of delivering humor. The host of Bounce Television’s “Off the Chain,” he’s carved out his own wildly likable, quirky comedic niche. Not a bad accomplishment for the Chicago native whose first job in Hollywood was serving as a writer/warm-up guy for Kym Whitley’s show “Oh Drama.” “I have been around comedy for 20 years. I’ve been a writer on shows and worked behind the scenes, so I understand how to bring a good comedy show to the airwaves,” says Perry who has showcased his brand of humor on shows “Def Comedy Jam,” “Showtime at the Apollo,” “Comic View” and served as a Co-Host on “The Mo’Nique Show.”

Rodney Perry - courtesy of Bounce TV

Rodney Perry – courtesy of Bounce TV

Now in its second season, “Off the Chain” is a family-friendly stand-up comedy series that features black comedians from all corners of the globe strutting the stage. No subjects are out of bounds for these stand-up thespians and although creative freedom is encouraged it’s only the best that grace the stage. “We can all be funny but everyone who is funny isn’t a stand-up comedian. Comedians are born,” adds Perry. The only comedy series that accepts internet submissions and features more female black comedians than any other show, the new season, Perry promises, will be “bigger and better.”

Rodney Perry - courtesy of Bounce Television

Rodney Perry – courtesy of Bounce Television

Not only will the show supply a healthy dose of gut wrenching humor, Perry says there are a few new things in store for audiences. “We have added a sketch element to the stand-up and an improv element to every show. So in addition to great stand-up comedy, you will have the sketch comedy that you might see on a show like “Saturday Night Live” and the improv element that you might see on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” It’s urban, funny and amazing. We have an incredible show and it is real gut busting comedy and I am proud to be a part of it.”

Season two premieres on Bounce TV on Tuesday, January 14, 10:00 pm (EST).

Samantha Ofole-Prince is a journalist and movie critic who covers industry-specific news that includes television and film. She serves as the Entertainment Editor for Trendy Africa.


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