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Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp

Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp is a festival of ideas, knowledge, stories, books & adventures.

I have been a comedian for more than 30 years. I travel the world doing comedy. I almost drowned in Thailand, got maced in Paris and had my own Late Night Talkshow in the Netherlands. Whenever I can I will share my adventures with you on this Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp podcast.

Jul 26, 2021

Never become a bitter turd, no matter what happens to you.
 
For the first time in 37 years I had to cancel show due to illness because I got Covid 19! I am fully vaccinated so I felt bullet proof and hugged way too many people at the shows in Las Vegas last week. Fortunately I was about to perform at Brad Garrett's...


Jun 22, 2021

Comedians are not fixing the world, we are making fun of it.

 
Bassem Youssef was a successful heart surgeon in Egypt before he left his career in medicine to become the Jon Stuart of the Middle East.
His version of The Daily Show became one of the most controversial shows in the history of television. He was...


Jun 17, 2021

Laughter literally began in our species as a gesture of shared relief at the passing of danger.

 

The state of California just lifted the restrictions that have been in place for the past 15 months and a big collective sigh of relief along with hardy laughter is ours for now. I celebrated life getting back to normal by...


Jun 7, 2021

Peron means bad ass & other things worth knowing.

Last week I was contacted by a listener named Big John who wanted to trade me his baseball cards for anything I could think of. I decided to trade him something that I loved greatly for his cards and to introduce him to my favorite tacos in Los Angeles. Enjoy this...


May 3, 2021

Life is like a butterfly... One minute you are floating along and then the next... thummppp! Windshield.
 
This past week two men that I love dearly dropped dead.
Gerke Nauta was the director of the first two seasons of the Kevin Masters Late Night show that I did in Amsterdam. He taught me how to be a television host...