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.
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.