Ms. Rhoads is a veteran of Chicago's famous Second City Touring Comedy Troupe. She was the only woman comedy writer on NBC's The Motown Revue, while also co-starring with Arsenio Hall & Smokey Robinson. As an actress, Ms. Rhoads has guest starred on numerous TV shows like the ABC sitcom Rodney. She also guest-starred with Annie Potts on the hit series Any Day Now. Ms. Rhoads has also been seen on Married…with Children and Saved By The Bell, The Client to name just a few. She was also a regular on two TV series for NBC.
Ms. Rhoads had a recurring role on a family drama with Ben Affleck on Against The Grain. She won the Drama Logue Award for Best Actress in Los Angeles for her work in The Fine Line Comedy Revue, and the Joseph Jefferson award for Best Actress for that same show in Chicago.
Ms. Rhoads is best known to children as Mother Goose in The Mother Goose Video/DVD Treasury. She directed and co-wrote a comedy revue featuring both children and adult actors, Accompanied By Adults at The Groundlings in Hollywood.
Ms. Rhoads was also a Segment Producer for ABC's America's Funniest People, finding comedic talent all over the United States. Her Comedy Troupe for kids & teens was praised by New Times Los Angeles Magazine. Ms. Rhoads now teaches in Washington DC. She wrote & directed a parody entitled Candidate 2008: The Constituencies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2dfD0ryMco
In the past few days, I have been thrilled to see the groundswell of excitement in Massachusetts over the senatorial candidacy of Scott P. Brown.
I was listening to Bill Bennett's radio show and this guy calls in, all upset that he voted for Barack Obama. So then the disgruntled caller was asked why he'd voted the way he did?
Like Barack Obama, I'm from Illinois, but unlike the Senator I'm from the Chicago suburbs rather than the city. Still - I know about nasty neighborhood politics.
Who knew just a few months ago..hey - a few weeks...a few days ago? Like many have observed - the new Ronald Reagan is a woman! She is funny like he was, wise like he was.
Unfortunately, their life achievements may only be best defined by what can be put in a two minute montage or on a mantle.
When I was a kid I recall that Merv Griffin would always break from a guest at the commercial and announce "We will be right back!" So it was a thrill almost 20 years later, when another TV star, McLean Stevenson (TV's MASH and a cousin to Adlai Stevenson) brought Les Sinclair, the talent coordinator for Merv Griffin, to see me and another young performer at the Los Angeles Improv comedy club.
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