Corey Holcomb will perform a stand-up comedy at a funeral if they're serving drinks. And he'll kill. A native of inner city Chicago, Corey's distinctive voice of what it means to be "ghetto" and what it takes to be a player makes him one the most engaging and appealing acts in comedy. No matter how cold his stories of poverty, street life, and women may be, he always warms you with his charming smile, and he certainly leaves you rolling with laughter.
Corey hit his first open mic in 1992 when Adele Givens called him to the stage. He was a smashing success and has been a full-time comedian ever since. He has taken top honors at the Miller Genuine Draft Comedy Search, Budweiser Comedy Competition, Chicago Home Jam, and Laffapalooza. He has appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the Chicago Comedy Festival.
For the last Three (3) years, he has also been a headlining comedian on the RJE Comedy Cabaret Tour,WWW.COMEDIANDEPOT.COM, which is the longest running, largest and most successful comedy tour in the nation targeted to Universities/ Colleges.
Corey's film and television credits include 20th Century Fox's "Like Mike", a recurring role on UPN's "Half & Half". NBC's "The Tonight Show" and "Late Friday", Fox's "Mad TV", Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", HBO Def Comedy Jam, "It's Showtime at the Apollo", and BET's "Comic View".
HBO - Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam - Featured Comic
MTV - NICK CANNON'S WILD'N OUT-CAST REGULAR (season #2 and #3)
NBC - The Tonight Show (Featured Comic and as Jay's man on the street correspondent)
NBC - Last Comic Standing - Seasons Two and Three
FOX - Mad TV - Guest Star
NBC - Late Friday - Featured Comic
BET - Comic View - Featured Comic
HBO - Def Comedy Jam - Featured Comic
UPN - Half & Half - Recurring Role
Comedy Central - Premium Blend - Featured Comic
Comedy Central - Half Hour Special
Syndicated - Showtime At The Apollo - Featured Comic
Comedy Club Performances
Improv Comedy Club-Miami, Cleveland, Brea, Irvine and Los Angeles
Boston Comedy Club-Boston and New York
Zanies Comedy Club-Chicago
Cobblestone Comedy Club-Birmingham, AL
Sanford's -St. Louis, MO
House of Blues-Chicago
Star Plaza Theater-Merrillville, IN
1st Underground Comedy Jam-Chicago
Arie Crown Theater-Chicago
Thirty College Comedy Concerts
Paris Hotel-Las Vegas
Monte Carlo Hotel-Las Vegas
Comedy Competitions and Festivals
2000 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival
2001 Chicago Comedy Festival
Laffapalooza Comedy Festival
Miller Genuine Draft Comedy Search
Budweiser Comedy Competition
Chicago Comedy Jam
Training - Aaron Speiser (Scene studio, Cold reading). Vincent Chase (Scene studio, Cold reading).
Personal High - Meeting Rodney Dangerfield backstage at the Tonight Show
Personal Low - Court ordered child support
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