Tulsa comic Rodney Carrington plans to follow up his successful comedy album “El Nino Loco” with a non-comedic Christmas record, according to a Billboard.com story.
“El Nino Loco” is No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Comedy Albums chart for the second straight week, according to the story. Carrington said the album provided ”a way to write novelty songs that could potentially get played on the radio and also make music videos.”
“El Nino Loco” was produced by fellow Oklahoman Toby Keith and Steve Dorff. Carrington and Keith co-wrote and co-starred in the 2008 action-comedy film “Beer for My Horses,” and they teamed up again for the funny video to Carrington’s “If I’m the Only One.” The video also stars Jennifer Aspen and Nick Searcy, both from Carrington’s 2004 ABC sitcom “Rodney.”
“El Nino Loco” is Carrington’s eighth album. He has sold 2.2 million records, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
According to the Billboard.com story, the new album includes less blue humor than his previous records.
“I think different as I get older,” Carrington, 40, told the trade publication. ”I’ve done ‘Letter to My Penis’ and ‘I Think I’m Dancing With a Man.’ How many songs can you write about your d–k? At some point you realize you’re 40 and you have teenagers now. I don’t think that way anymore. That’s what they think about.”
The comedian’s next album will be a departure from his usual funny business. In August, he plans to release a Christmas CD with holiday standards like “O Holy Night” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
“It ain’t got a funny song on it,” he said in the interview. “It’s a big-band, Frank Sinatra-type Christmas record; something I’ve always wanted to do.”
“The Christmas record is as serious as I’m going to get,” he added. “I’m still touring, still telling jokes, still doing my thing.”