Rocky LaPorte Brings Laughter to Northern Lights Theater

Jun 29, 2019 236

BY: Jamie Lee Rake

This weekend is a feast when it comes to touring comedians coming to Milwaukee. Providing the finest aged act among them, however, is Rocky LaPorte, who plays 7 and 9 p.m. shows at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino’s Northern Lights Theater Saturday, June 29. 

LaPorte has been first gracing late night talk show stages 30 years ago when he performed on Pat Sajak’s and Magic Johnson’s programs. Throughout work including spots in a couple of Tim Allen movies, a Comedy Central special, a 1990 episode of Cheers, his own sitcom pilot and countless comedy club and festival appearances, it's easy to envision LaPorte as the wisecracking Italian American dock worker and truck driver he once was, He's still Italian American, of course, but he can leave much of the heavy lifting to others nowadays.

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