It’s not National Finals Rodeo time in Las Vegas without Rodney Carrington. Year after year, cowboys and cowgirls alike spend at least one night of their Vegas stay cracking up to the Texas-born funnyman’s laid-back comedy and to his country songs, most of which are funny but a few which are straight down the line. Carrington, 50, is so popular during NFR that he is scheduled for a 10-night stand on this run, an almost unheard-of number of consecutive shows for visiting comedians to Vegas.

Starched jeans, cowboy boots, colorful solid button-down shirt, 10-gallon hat—the man knows how to maximize his salt-of-the-earth image. He also knows how to tour, which he seems to do nonstop. Carrington is still riding the wave of support for his 2017 album Here Comes The Trut , which peaked at No. 3 on the US Comedy charts.

Carrington has proven his worth not just onstage, but onscreen as well. He starred as the titular character on Rodney, a sitcom about a guy who wants to quit his job and become a stand-up comedian. Sound familiar? He also costarred and cowrote the feature film Beer For My Horses with Toby Keith.

Cowpoke or not, you’ve got to catch Rodney Carrington live.

MGM Grand, 10 p.m. Dec. 6-15, starting at $65.39 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster