Breakout Artist Comedy Series: Rita Brent
Rita Brent is a comedienne, musician, and military veteran based in Jackson, Mississippi. After an 11-year career in public radio, she quit her “good state job” in 2017 to do stand-up comedy full-time. Since that leap of faith, she’s featured on “Hart of the City” (Comedy Central), starred in truTV’s “Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks,” was recognized by Thrillist as The Best Undiscovered Comedian in Mississippi, and tours as a feature act with her mentor, Rickey Smiley. Recently Rita proudly represented Mississippi as the headlining comedian at the historic Apollo Theater in New York. She is working toward touring internationally as a stand-up comedienne while also incorporating her musical talents; she’s a part-time drummer at her home church, plays with local bands, and just returned from a 3-week music tour in Africa, curated by “American Music Abroad” and the U.S. Embassy.
Carolines on Broadway is proud to present the Breakout Artist Comedy Series, a series which put the spotlight on the very best and brightest emerging stand-up comedians in their very own headlining show. These are the comedians that are currently plying their trade and honing their craft on their way to becoming the stars of tomorrow.