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CARLA RHODES is a ventriloquist. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, she’s been throwing her voice since the age of 9 and was mentored by the legendary Shari Lewis. Notable NYC venues include Bowery Ballroom (opening for Neil Hamburger &  Tim Heidecker), Joe’s Pub, Terminal 5 (opening for the Eels), The Slipper Room (where she is a monthly regular) and just about every rock’n’roll, burlesque and alternative comedy venue in NYC.

She’s been up and down the ol’ USA from performing in Los Angeles (shows include The Tomorrow Show! & Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristin) to Dragon*Con in Atlanta at the sold-out Puppet Slam. She’s been across the pond to The Glasgow Comedy Festival and appeared on cabaret and vaudeville shows in London too! Whew!

Past honors include Andy Kaufman Award Finalist and performing her solo rock & roll ventriloquism musical “The Continuing Story Of Carla Rhodes” at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest & Joe’s Pub.

What about television? Notable national shows include CBS Sunday Morning and ABC’s The Gong Show. Current projects include a web series pilot “The Plight Of Cecil” centered around her main character, Cecil Sinclaire.

Unfortunately, you’ve most likely seen her cantankerous sidekick CECIL SINCLAIRE in the gutter, not looking at the stars.

Dubbed by New York Magazine as one of the “Ten New Comedians That Funny People Find Funny,” according to Backstage “Carla Rhodes isn’t your typical ventriloquist… She’s intent on shaking up the norm…” and described in NYC’s The Villager as “the Savion Glover of vents, almost single-handedly injecting a notoriously uncool and backward-looking performance branch with a badly-needed kick in the ass,” Carla Rhodes is certainly bringing ventriloquism screaming into the 21st century!

CARLA RHODES & CECIL SINCLAIRE currently reside in New York City.




Performances with Cecil Sinclaire…

Date (2017)City VenueInfo
August 2ndNew York, NYThe Slipper RoomBuy Tickets
August 26thFrisco, TXThe PeacockInvite only
October 11thNew York, NYThe Slipper RoomBuy Tickets
December 14th Philadelphia, PAJohnny Brenda'sOpening for Neil Hamburger!

Hosting Cat Videos Live!

Date (2017)City VenueInfo
October 8thSt Louis, MOThe PageantBuy Tickets
October 26thSan Francisco, CAThe Regency BallroomBuy Tickets
October 27thSeattle, WANeptune TheatreBuy Tickets
October 29thPortland, ORAladdin TheaterBuy Tickets


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