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Comedic country singer Rodney Carrington tells ‘The Truth’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 6

Comedic country singer Rodney Carrington tells ‘The Truth’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 6
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From a press release:

It was announced today that comedian, actor, and country music artist Rodney Carrington will bring his “Here Comes the Truth” tour to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, $49.50 and, $69.50 (limited pit seating), plus fees, go on sale next Friday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. and will be available through the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. There will be a special Kirby Member pre-sale starting Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m.

Carrington, one of Pollstar’s Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians of the past 10 years, has recorded nine major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies.

“Laughter’s Good,” released in October of 2014, debuted at No. 1 on the Overall Comedy Charts. That same week, Carrington’s re-release of “Rodney Carrington Live, C’mon Laugh You Bastards” debuted at No. 2 on the Overall Comedy Charts.

In November of 2015, Carrington released “The Hits,” a collection of his greatest hits to date.

Outside of the studio, Carrington starred in his own TV sitcom, “Rodney,” which ran for two seasons on ABC. He also co-wrote and co-starred alongside Toby Keith in the feature film “Beer for My Horses,” which won the Tex Ritter Award from the Academy of Country Music.

Carrington added “author” to his list of accomplishments in 2007 with the release of his first hardcover book, “Coming Clean,” published by Hatchette Books. In 2010, he founded the Rodney Carrington Foundation, a 501c(3) that benefits charities who need a helping hand.

The Texas native first broke through with his major label debut, “Hangin’ with Rodney,” in 1998. “Morning Wood,” released in 2000, was certified gold, while 2004’s “Greatest Hits” was certified platinum.

Carrington’s popularity derives, in large part, from his connection with his audience, both at his live shows and through social media. By the looks of his 2016 schedule, he shows no signs of slowing down.