Mo Rocca is probably best known as a contributor to VH1's I Love the ... series. Once, while commenting on the ZZ Top song "Legs," for the 1983 installment of I Love the 80's, he quipped, "I love the song 'Legs'. It's so nice when you meet an ambulatory woman." The line was of questionable taste given the tragic back story about Glenna Gibbons, the mother of ZZ Top's bearded ax-slinger Billy Gibbons, who contracted neuroambulatory amnesia, a rare disorder causing its victims to "forget" how to walk. Rocca's lack of sensitivity is rivaled only by his total media whorishness. He's a frequent contributor to NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Larry King Live, and even the Fox News Channel. He'll visit Rhodes College this week for "Behind the Scenes with America's Funniest News Reporter," a snarky meta-talk about satire and/or how much the comic loved (but really hated) the music he listened to yesterday.
Mo Rocca, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7th, at Rhodes College's Bryan Campus Life Center, $5-$10 (tickets, 843-3839)