The Former Chicago truck Driver and dock worker started his standup career in The windy City back in 1988. After winning some local comedy competions Rocky went on to win The Johnnie Walker National Comedy Competion beating out over 1100 contestants in 10 cities! He then went on to do numerous Television shows like Cheers, Pat Sajak, Comic Strip Live , a C.B.S Pilot titled “The Rocky Laporte Show” and His very own half hour special on Comedy Central.
Doing The “Tonight Show” “Only16 years of sweat and toil, But who keeps track of that kind of stuff?” Says Rocky in a recent interview. He mentions that he’s most proud of the fact that he was voted one of the funniest guys in his class at a Recent G.E.D. reunion.
Rocky Named Comedy Club Comedian of the Year!
At the Las Vegas Comedy Festival Rocky received the “Best Male Club Comedian of the Year ” presented by George Wallace and Andy Kindler. 40 of the top comedy clubs around the country were polled for their favorite male and female comedians. Recently Rocky also found out that his “Just For Laughs” set that he performed at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival hosted by the legendary Carl Reiner was being shown on Air Canada flights. Rocky responded by saying ” Man, I’m having a good week !”
With a busy schedule of Corporate work and Touring all Major cities, Rocky’s become a favorite everywhere in the country. Even going overseas last fall to entertain our Men and women in bases all over Iraq. Today Rocky is one of the most sought after comedians in the country. His clean observations and take on life have made him a favorite in all the top comedy clubs, corporate events and television shows. Rockys likeability and every-man style gives him an unparalleled universal appeal that any audience can enjoy and relate to.
Rocky LaPorte’s appeal comes from his everyman, streetwise style of comedy. Delivering laughs in his trademark Brooklyn accent, he has become one of the most sought after comedians in the country, and he is currently appearing on the new season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing! A former Chicago truck driver and dock worker, Rocky has accumulated a slew of performances throughout his career, including being a featured comic on Showtime‘s The Godfathers of Comedy, a special starring five of America’s most hilarious Italian-American comics. On the big screen, he has been seen in two Tim Allen movies – Crazy on the Outside and The Shaggy Dog.
Rocky traveled with Drew Carey to Iraq to entertain the troops and was seen on the Showtime special Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie. Rocky has filmed his own Comedy Central Presents specialand was voted the network’s second most popular comedian in a nationwide poll. He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and appeared on A&E‘s Evening At The Improv and VH1‘s Stand-Up Spotlight, along with sitcom appearances on Cheers and his own NBCpilot called the Rocky LaPorte Show.
Rocky has opened for the likes of Garry Shandling, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Louie Anderson, Hootie and the Blowfish and the Righteous Brothers, just to name a few, and his clean, blue-collar style of comedy continues to increase in popularity as he travels the country.
Progressive Insurance Co
National Italian American Sports Hall of FameAmerican Veterinary Medical Assoc.
California Police Chiefs Assoc.
Hoag Memorial Hospital
St Judes Research
Drew Carey USO Comedy tour
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Miller Lite Comics on Duty Tour
American Jewish Committee
San Bernadino P.D.
Riverside Police Dept.
The Bayer Corp.Coors Brewing CoThe Marriott Corp84 Lumber
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