Vic Henley - Bio A true comedy veteran, Alabama-born Vic Henley has done it all. Co-author of a national bestselling book with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Vic has appeared on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, BRAVO, CMT and just about every other stand up comedy show on television. He was a VH-1 VJ and has his own Comedy Central Presents half hour special as well as performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
With an easy style that covers a variety of topics, Vic’s material has been featured on nationally syndicated radio shows like “John Boy and Billy” as well as SIRIUS XM’s Raw Dog and Blue Collar comedy channels.
Vic’s innate ability to turn perfectly reasonable adults into guffawing idiots has made him a crowd favorite all over the world. Whether it’s HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, or the granddaddy of them all-The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, Henley has drawn rave reviews and packed houses. His success at Edinburgh led to a slew of BBC TV appearances on stand up and talk shows, some where he was the first American to perform.
Vic has also performed on over 500 college campuses receiving 8 “Comedian of the Year” nominations. His popularity in the Corporate and Association markets has landed him many high profile gigs including co-hosting an event with former President George H.W. Bush. In 2009 Vic combined his writing and performing skills in the Sacha Baron Cohen feature film, Bruno.
Vic resides in New York City and can be seen on numerous stages including The Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club, Comix and The Comedy Cellar.
Born and raised in Paterson New Jersey, Rodney has always been a comedian. Even as a toddler, he would entertain at family gatherings, most of the time against his will. Years of therapy have helped him recover from these traumatic times. Thanks to Rodney's school years, school administrators decided corporal punishment was no longer necessary in the school system; they now want capital punishment!
Laney's comedy career started capriciously in 1988. While in the Air Force, stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio, he accompanied a fellow airman, an amateur comic, to a comedy club. His friend bombed, but Rod took the stage and received thunderous applause. It was instant addiction; for Rodney it was the stage, for his friend it was crack cocaine.
For the next decade, he performed at open mikes, private parties, and wherever he got the chance. His professional career began in 1997. He commenced performing in clubs and colleges from New York to California. He was featured at Chris Tucker's Comedy Club in Atlanta, during the Urban Comedy Festival "Laffapalooza" and Judy Carter's comedy showcase in Big Bear California. He mostly appears in NYC, at the Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline's and Dangerfield's.
Some comics wait for their big break, not Rod, he is making his big break. In 2001 he acted and executive produced his first feature film "Pride & Loyalty," which started its pay per view release June 2002. It starred an array of soap stars from "One Life to Live," "Guiding Light," and "All My Children" including: Marj Dusay, Gina Tognoni, John Bolger and Emmy nominated Rebecca Budig.
In 2002, he played Willie in the comedy "Tinsel Town," by Public Defender Pictures. It starred Paul Taylor, (2001 Emmy nominee from "As the World Turns") John Palumbo, ("OZ") Johnny Williams, ("GoodFellas," "Honeymoon in Vegas") and Eileen Fulton (Emmy-winning veteran from "As the World Turns").
Most recently, Rodney has completed pilots for Comedy Central, MTV, A&E and has been seen on P.Diddy's "Bad Boys of Comedy" on HBO, Fox News Channel's "Red Eye," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," CBS, Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and in London on the BBC's "The World Stand's Up." He has also appeared at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.
Determination may be Rodney Laney's biggest asset; according to his credit report, his only asset. He is ambitious, professional, and determined. I could go on and on about me, I mean him, but I have reached the end of the page.