Published on November 15th, 2012 | by Brad Sachs
Run The Light With Ro DelleGrazie
In this edition of Run the Light, we interview comic Ro DelleGrazie. Ro DelleGrazie got started in comedy as Lisa Lampanelli’s assistant over ten years ago in New York.
Brad: You’ve opened for Tim Allen a few times at the laugh factory, sounds like some hot shows, how did they go?
Ro: It was really fun! Tim is a really nice guy and it was pretty awesome when I met him, he told me he liked my comedy.. he always likes clever, which I was stoked about of course. It was also great watching him do an hour.
Brad: Being a hardcore New Yorker living in Los Angeles, what do you miss most most about back east?
Ro: I miss the way people drive, the food and that you can cut to the chase. I had a lot of stage time over on the east coast and I get a lot of stage time here as well but I appreciate learning how to do stand up on the east coast better because they let you know if you’re funny or not!
Brad: You did an armed forces comedy tour in Korea, how was performing for the troops?
Ro: Awesome!!! I’ve done Japan as well and they LOVE when you come out and entertain them. It reminds them of home and they’re so grateful for your time. I also perform in Dan Diego at Miramar and donate time to the Marine’s. Always glad when I do…they really have a blast!
Brad: One of our favorite jokes you do is where a guy told you he “appreciated your physique”. Do you get that a lot?
Ro: Ha! I get a lot of attention from black men it’s true 🙂 I get asked a lot if I know how lucky my boyfriend is which follows with the answer of I don’t have a boyfriend. I also hear “What’s your background?” I get that all the time… having a butt brings out something in people! Men and women!
Brad: Lately you’ve been doing shows in Canada, did those Canucks show you any love on stage?
Ro: Oh man they sure did! They loved my closer Buttasnatch! I think the minister’s wife, who happens to report for the newspaper is going to quote it. It was a blast, every show and a great cause! The Boob tour has raised over $400,000 for breast cancer research. So it’s not only fun crowds it’s a wonderful cause!
Brad: You post a lot of pictures of your cat on Facebook, any chance you’ll turn into the cat lady when you’re old and grey?
Ro: What ya mean I’ll turn….I already am!! First off I plan to be old and purple haired cause why not?? I realize this is probably why I’m single but the spread leg pictures crack me up…I just can’t help it!! So grab a cat pin for my jacket (to add to my collection!) and call me the cat broad!!!
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