Rufus "Tank" Tanksley, had years of practice to become an award-winning comic.
Early career of performing to teens as a high school teacher for five years in Texas before moving to California where he was a police officer for 24 years. Those careers made for interesting material to feed his passion and love of comedy, Tank has been a working comedic artist for over 30 years. Favorite gigs include; opening act for "Gloria Estefen and the Sound Machine," "Glen Campbell" and "The Jets." Tank has been featured in countless film and videos, latest being with Macy Gray. TV credits include "Americas Court," "Let's Make a Deal," "Winsanity," "To Tell The Truth" and "Deal or No Deal." Tank additionally has been honored to be awarded "Life Saving Award" and "Humanitarian Award" for this work with the homeless. Tank lives in Southern California with his wife Cat, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends laughing. Tank is looking forward to his residency in Southwest Colorado in the little town of Ridgway and performing his passion at the Sherbino Theater.