Meltasia Presents: Emo Philips w/ Carla Rhodes
PERFORMANCE AT 10:30 SHARP, $20 advance, $25 day of show.
Described by Jay Leno as “the best joke writer in America,” and considered by many, including “Weird Al” Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world (including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London’s West End). Since starting out, at the age of twenty, in Chicago in 1976, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials (including an hour-long one on HBO), and many appearances on network television, in both America and the UK. He has appeared in films (most notably, as the table-saw demonstrator in UHF) and has lent his distinctive voice to animated TV shows (such as Doctor Katz and Home Movies), but his first love, stand-up, remains his true one.
CARLA RHODES is a ventriloquist and comedian from Louisville, Kentucky. She’s been throwing her voice since she was 9 years old. Her biggest influence, Shari Lewis, mentored Carla. Lamb Chop was there too! Carla has treaded the boards with her cantankerous sidekick Cecil Sinclaire at popular New York City venues like The Slipper Room, City Winery, Joe’s Pub, Terminal 5, Cutting Room, and just about every rock ‘n roll, burlesque, and alternative comedy stage in the city. But she doesn’t live in a bubble. She performs outside of New York, too, all over the country…in lesser cities. She also ventures beyond continental borders, seizing the stage at The Glasgow Comedy Festival and making a name for her and Cecil on the cabaret and vaudeville scene in London. In June of 2018, she performed in Iceland as part of Reykjavik Cabaret and taught ventriloquism in the National Museum. Carla is the fanciest ventriloquist!