About Broderick Rice
There’s funny, there’s humorous, there’s hilarious, and then there’s Broderick E. Rice. This multi-talented Gospel comedian/singer has performed with some of the most notable names in the entertainment’ industry, including the Winans, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Andrae Crouch, Kirk Franklin, and Stevie Wonder. He grew up in Compton, a tough Los Angeles suburb that has produced rap stars (Snoop Dogg), gospel stars (the Rev. James Cleveland) and gang violence. As a boy, he says, he saw a young man being beaten with golf clubs. “I saw men driving down our street, with guns pointed out the windows.” Broderick Rice also saw a lot of action at a giant, 3000 member Baptist church, where his dad was the assistant pastor for 18 years. “That was the place to be.” He started singing there as a pre-schooler, and continued, with his mother’s urging, through all the choirs. Best known for his powerful and energetic comedic performances, Broderick Rice does vocal impressions of such personalities as Marvin Winans, Luther Vandross, and the lendendary Reverend James Cleveland, to name a few. This talented performer has a positive message that needs to be heard worldwide.