A Comedic Rhodes Scholar

His delivery style rivals the late Mitch Hedberg, and his swagger is bold enough to sell cologne door-to-door. Tom Rhodes is a comedian who’s just as funny and comfortable on stage in Fort Worth, where he’ll play Hyena’s for a weekend run, as he is in Vietnam or New Zealand. That’s because Rhodes has been working the stand-up circuit since the late ’80s, and while he’s had successes in travel writing, television and full-length network comedy specials, it’s that isolating spotlight of stand-up that keeps propelling him forward. It’s there in its glow where he’ll regale you with stories of getting stoned in exotic lands, explore the arctic sexual appeal of Sarah Palin and explain which grades of chocolate are nice enough to function as bait for Dutch child molesters. (Hint, go for the Toblerone.) Get your comedy passport stamped Friday and Saturday as Rhodes fills the seats of Hyena’s Fort Worth location. Visit hyenascomedynightclub.com.
Fri., March 22, 8:30 & 10 p.m.; Sat., March 23, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2013

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