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The Rodney Dangerfield Institute

The Rodney Dangerfield Institute (RDI) at Los Angeles City College was established in honor of the late iconic comedian. Offering four classes including a stand-up workshop, improvisational comedy, joke writing, and an American film comedy genre class, the RDI is the only comedy institute in the country housed within a community college.

The RDI was established in cooperation with Joan Dangerfield, Rodney Dangerfield’s widow, who will serve as the honorary chair of the RDI Advisory Board.

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Rodney Dangerfield appeared in 22 films, 20 commercials and as a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” a record 70 times. Known for his iconic “I don’t get no respect” line, his signature black and red tie are part of a permanent collection at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.

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