Comedian Rodney Carrington trounces all over political correctness for sport.
And he does it with an adorably sweet face and charming southern drawl, which makes ladies swoon and men laugh harder.
But if you're the sensitive type when it comes to graphic humor, then you don't want to go anywhere near his show at TRAC in Pasco on Sept. 6, which is for the 21 and older crowd only. Showtime is 7 p.m.
In an email to the Herald this week, Carrington joked that a team of cherubs under his employ hold him down and tickle him daily so he can maintain his boyhood.
"All right, that does not really happen," he said. "But laughter does keep me young."
He delivers his totally irreverent humor with a unique crudeness that can only be described as charming.
In earlier interviews with the Herald, Carrington made no apologies for his sometimes unpolished vernacular, and that hasn't seemed to change.
"All I do really is talk out loud about stuff that most people only think about," Carrington said. "My humor really does come from real-life experiences that only gets R-rated because of the language I use."
He's become so desensitized to life that there's little that offends him, which is why he shoots from the lips and doesn't worry if he's offending anyone.
"I have no tolerance for the Saturday night sinner, Sunday morning saint attitude," Carrington said. "I prefer a more honest approach to saying what's on my mind."
Funny talk isn't Carrington's only talent. He's also an actor and musician. He starred in his own sitcom, Rodney, which ran from 2004-06 on ABC. He starred in the American comedy film, Beer for My Horses, which he also cowrote with his costar Toby Keith.
Carrington was born and raised in Texas but calls Oklahoma home these days. He released his first album, Hangin' with Rodney, in 1998 and it included standup routines and songs he wrote. His next album, Morning Wood, was released in 2000 and reached the Top 20 on the Billboard country charts.
And, believe it or not, there is a serious side to Carrington. His 2007 album, King of the Mountains, contained the song Angel Friend, which was a tribute to his best friend Barry Martin, who died suddenly in 2003.
The last time Carrington performed in the Tri-Cities in 2012, he was married with three sons. He divorced later that year and remains single today, which might be a good thing for a guy who's on the road more than he's at home.
"I'd sure like to spend more time at home, but I really do love the freedom of being able to say exactly what's on my mind in this job and get paid for it," he once told the Herald. "It doesn't get much better than that."
He also spends as much time as possible with his sons.
"My boys range in age from 15 to 20, so they each have things going on, but I see them as much as I can when I am home," Carrington said.
As for the single life, he isn't complaining but is keeping his options open.
"Maybe I will meet somebody at the Pasco show," he quipped.
Tickets to Carrington's show are $42.50 and are available at the TRAC box office off Road 68 in Pasco or at www.traconline.com.
-- Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; email@example.com; Twitter: @dorioneal