If the cliché about comedy coming from pain
is correct, then Fullerton resident Rocky LaPorte,
whose life story reads like a Mickey Spillane novel,
can't help but be funny.
An ex-professional boxer and truck driver shot three
times and stabbed twice, LaPorte has literally been
beaten into the form of a comic. But despite all
the hardship, LaPorte remains one of the most lovable
guys you'll meet.
Reminiscing on how poorly he did in school, LaPorte
explains, "One time I brought my report card
home and I go, "Hey, Pop, I got a "B"
in reading!" He goes, "That's a "D"
Another childhood memory finds a young, supine Rocky
gazing at the stars and wondering, "Where the
hell is the roof?"
Rocky, described by blue-collar empress Roseanne
as "Very funny. Very good," is a veteran
of numerous TV appearances. He's had stints on Comic
Strip Live, A&E's Evening At the lmprov and
Caroline's Comedy Hour.