Before joining the full-figured funny girl on her late-night talk show in 2009, Perry was a comic veteran, having showcased his chops on shows like 'Comic View,' 'Def Comedy Jam,' Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza,' Bill Bellamy's 'Who's Got Jokes,' 'Chelsea Lately,' 'Comics Unleashed,' 'Martin Lawrence Presents First Amendment Comedy' and TBS's 'Just for Laughs' comedy festival.
On film, the Louisiana-bred stand-up has appeared in the movies 'The Informant,' 'Bushwhacked,' 'Johnson Family Vacation' and 'Chicago Pulaski Jones.'
Perry, who has been married for 13 years and has five children, has partnered up with an Atlanta nonprofit called the Navigation Foundation, which is designed to mentor and assist at-risk teens.
BV Buzz caught up with the comedian and had him take our Buzz Blitz.
Which comics make you laugh?
J.B. Smoove ('Curb Your Enthusiasm') and Tony Roberts ('Comic View'). I love their super energy.
Name a common food that people would be surprised that you don't like.
Don't know how much of a surprise it is, but I don't eat liver for any reason! My mom made us eat it as a child. I think I still have some hidden under my bed from back then.
My wife, because she's a ride-or-die chick. My white friend Ray, so I would have one true alliance. My cell phone, because I can't live without my radio.
Even though you're married, who is your celebrity crush?
Love me some Taraji P. Henson! She has the right mix of gangsta and sexy, plus she is a Virgo. Love the Virgos!
Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan are performing concerts at the same time and you can only go to one, which one would you chose?
No-brainer for me, Patti LaBelle! I've always loved her energy top to bottom, plus I do not want to mess around and catch Aretha on a bad hat day.
Who would you rather cook for you: Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray or Paula Dean?
Paula Dean. You see I'm a little swole, plus she got hit with a frozen turkey while feeding the homeless last year and she kept serving those people like a champ. She cooks like my mommy – with love!
If you weren't a comedian, what would you do professionally?
There has never been a plan B for me. So if I weren't a comedian I'd be a...comedian!
For more information on Rodney Perry, visit him online at http://RodneyPerryLive.ning.com/
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