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 CBS Pilot titled “The Rocky Laporte Show” and his very own half hour special on Comedy Central.
Doing The “Tonight Show” “Only 16 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.
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. Rocky’s likability and every-man style gives him an unparalleled universal appeal that any audience can enjoy and relate to.
Last Comic Standing – NBC
The Godfathers of Comedy – Showtime
Comedy Central Presents
An Evening at the Improv – A&E
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Stand-Up Spotlight – VH1
The Rocky LaPorte Show
Crazy on the Outside
The Shaggy Dog
Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie
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
Hootie and the Blowfish
The Righteous Brothers
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