Steve Cooper talks with actor/comic Erica Rhodes. Erica Rhodes started her entertainment career by voicing the conscience of legendary humorist and writer, Garrison Keillor on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion and has worked on that show ever since. In 2012, she also became a writer for the show when it toured Houston, NYC and San Francisco. She starred in the cult horror film Plague Town and recently wrapped a supporting role in Play Nice, directed by Rodman Flender and starring Mary Lynn Rajskub. She also starred in Big Sky, an indie road trip movie that followed a young couple’s journey from L.A. to Montana.   She co-created and starred in the award-winning web series Apt. 45, but is probably best known for the character of Sandy in Iron Sink Media’s web series Upstairs Girls and her own hit spin-off Sandy’s Channel.  She produced and starred (with Ray Wise and Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland) in the short film Posey which premiered at the 2013 Idyllwild Cinema Fest and made the festival rounds, garnering many awards.   She was also nominated by the 2015 Los Angeles Short Film Festival as “Best Actress” for her work in The Platinum Plan. Recent TV credits include Fox’s New Girl, IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang and Comedy Central’s Why? With Hannibal Buress.  She has also guested on The Howard Stern Wrap-up Show on Sirius XM after being named on his site as number one of the top nine comics to watch and has had appearances on AXS’ Live at Gotham and the syndicated Comics Unleashed.

Erica Rhodes