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"ranney" is currenlty living in Lubbock, Texas where

his wife is pursuing her PhD at Texas Tech University.

Catch him working his "next":


Tuesdays @ 9PM

Recovery Room 

3901 19th Street

Lubbock, Texas 79453



Wednesdays @ 10PM

The Latern Tavern

3502 Slide Road

Luboock, Texas 79414



Thursdays @ 10PM


2323 Mac Davis Lane

Lubbock, Texas 79401


OR @

The Roof

2252 Marshall Sharp Freeway, #1100

Lubbock, Texas 79415












The "r" is immersed into numerable writing projects and has entered several screenplay and playwriting competitions. This is a crucial "cave" time for The Illuminatus. Stay tuned...


Good News? Portland Playhouse's musical, Scarlet, was extended, with "ranney" as Samuel Maverick  in this well received production.

Bad News? This has set the inaugural MOONLIT VIBRATIONS back once more, but it's comin' CHIL'REN!!!


Follow "ranney"s Moonlit Reflections - a blog about about music and pop culture. Moonlit Reflections happen each phase of the Lunar Cycle (New, First Quarter, Full Moon, Third Quarter). Catch the next the first week of May.


"ranney"s Moonlit Vibrations Podcast - about vynil, culture, comedy, and more. "ranney"s Moonlit Vibrations Podcast will happen every Full Moon. Sorry for the delay, but the premiere episode is COMING SOON!



Mr. FunnyBlackMan is putting the final touches on his latest set for 2018.


All other energy is being channeled into several writing projects.


January - April 2018


"ranney" is completeing a run as Samuel Maverick in the hit Portland Playhouse Musical, Scarlet - written by Michelle Horgan, directed by Brian Weaver and Jessica Wallenfels:

"r" as Samuel Maverick; Kayla Kelly as Sailor; Maxwelle Rochete as Sailor; and John Kish as Sailor.


May 2017 - November 2017

"ranney" is heading to the 2017 SoloCom @ New York's Peoples Improv Theater. November 17 - 19.

 Glossolalia: "ranney" is Speaking in Tongues.



SOLOCOM is NYC's Only All-New Solo Show Festival. Over the course of 4 days, 100+ artists are invited to debut brand new, solo comedic work of any kind at the Peoples Improv Theater. The Illuminatus of Comedy is ready to take Glossolalia, an evening of pure stand-up, to SoloCom. Are you ready to Experience the Experience? 


November 2016

This has been a brutal and intense election year. After the votes are in and we have a new commander in chief, detox and celebrate it being over with Mr. FunnyBlackMan. "ranney" will be at Studio@620 in St. Pete Florida, November 10 at 7:30 for an evening of stand-up comedy. One Night Only!

October 2016

Third year in a row! This time "r" was named Outstanding Lead Actor in a play by the Tampa Bay Theatre Alliance for his portrayal of Doub in the American Stage Theatre Company's production of Jitney.

The Theatre Tampa Bay Alliance annually awards theatrical productions from the Tampa Bay area which include top professionals from the national and international theatre scene.

                                                            "ranney" as DOUB

July - September 2016

Uh-oh, Chil'ren! Lots of work going on to bring you some really exciting news for 2017. Tune in this fall (around October to November) for more.

April - June 2016 

"ranney" is back in "the writing room" working on several writing projects. Patience Chil'ren! The bread is almost done.

"Mr. FunnyBlackMan" is also in the final shaping of his latest one man jam: A Laugh Surpreme.



The "r" recently enjoyed a run as Doub in American Stage Company's production of August Wilson's Jitney. An exceptional cast, directed by L. Peter Callender, was received very well. Thank you Tampa Bay!

                                        Satchel Andre (L) as Youngblood and "r" as Doub.




The "r" is ecstatic to accept the 2015 Theatre Tampa Bay Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a play for his portrayal of Sterling in the American Stage production of Radio Golf. The Theatre Tampa Bay Alliance annually awards theatrical productions from the Tampa Bay area which include top professionals from the national and international theatre scene.

This stellar cast, directed by Mark Clayton Southers, included the legendary Anthony Chisolm portraying the role of Old Joe - the character he originated on Broadway.                                                                    

Anthony Chisolm (L) as Old Joe with "ranney" as Sterling





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