The coordinators of next week’s comedy festival, RIOT LA, will launch an award show in honor of Rodney Dangerfield to help spotlight new comedy talent at the Rodney Dangerfield Award Showcase
The Rodney Dangerfield “Stand Up Stand Out” Award will be given to a support an up-and-coming stand-up comedians that exemplifies originality, creativity, spirit and execution. Traits Rodney would look for when booking talent for his HBO shows. Dangerfield booked some really great new talent when he was putting together the show for HBO including the “discovery” of Sam Kinison as well as Roseanne Barr and Jerrry Seinfeld among others.
One of these comedians performing at this showcase will be the winner of the “Rodney’s Rising Superstar Award”. The winner will be decided on by a panel of three judges and give to one performer at the closing of this show.
Judges this year will be Fred Willard, Dom Irrera, Paul Rodriguez, and Joan Dangerfield. The ceremony will take place on Saturday night of the festival at the Downtown Independent Theater on January 11th at 10pm. Pick up tickets here.