Roderick McDaniel has never been called the King of Pop and has never been caught with little kids. He has never pee’d on an underage girl. He has never been known as the greatest rapper to get killed before his time. But he has made fun of all of those situations.
He isn’t a drunken guy you meet at a party who thinks he’s funny. He actually has the chops to make you laugh continually. He may still be a raging drunk, but he does make you laugh. Actually, he’s not a drunk; he’s a lightweight that can’t drink more than one beer without singing Culture Club hits.
He has performed with various artists, from Carl LaBove, Rob Little, Jeff Burghart, Tommy Drake, Janet “the Tennessee Tramp” Williams, and the late, great Kelly Moran. He learned at the feet of many great touring comics and took what he learned on the road. He also performed with a bum behind a convenience store on his self-proclaimed “comedy cataclysm tour”! Due to silence clauses set by the lawyers, we can’t discuss the terms of that tour. Roderick is not a guy who is quickly forgotten.
The next goal is to take comedy to the world. He desires to perform for everybody. Black, White, Brown, or Purple; he doesn’t care who it is. He wants to make people laugh. Roderick’s comedy bridges the differences that separate us and show us that we are all the same – screwed-up individuals needing a good time. Whether he is discussing whether his Black/Mexican children are Blexicans or Mexi-lax (He thinks Mexi-lax is a Spanish poop pill) to the merits of playing gay to get out of a fight, he makes you want to laugh. With the release of his CD, “Live from the 806”, the plan to entertain the world has now been kicked into overdrive.
When not on the road, Roderick is also co-hosting several podcasts in the Austin area – including Team Lift with Brandon Buie, Otaku Lounge with Xane Lopez, and his show, Rodical Thinking with co-host Reid Griffin. Roderick has also been hosting panels around the country as part of Team Lift at anime and comic book conventions. He has merged his stand-up comedy and love for geek culture into a unique stand-up comedy experience. He has spent years bringing his panels to some of the biggest anime and comic book conventions, such as San Japan, Anime Austin, Anime CTX, and Ikkicon.