From hanging in the hood to performing comedy on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, Corey Holcomb hit his first open mic in 1992, when Adele Givens called him to the stage. To say the least, he was a smashing success, and has been a full-time comedian ever since. Holcomb has taken top honors at the Miller Genuine Draft Comedy Search, Budweiser Comedy Competition, Chicago Home Jam, and Laffapalooza. He’s appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the Chicago Comedy Festival. Not to mention, he also appeared at Zanies in Music City this past weekend.
Corey’s comedic genius transcends class and racial divides. His comedy set is both an auditory and visual experience. His facial gestures alone can make an audience burst with laughter. If you understand English, Holcomb’s humor will tickle your funny bone. People all over the world can relate to the drama of trying to make a relationship work. Corey offers plenty of advice on how men who have been the victim of a “hostile takeover” by the female in the relationship can take back control. You can believe there is no counselor on the planet who offers the kind of relationship advice and remedies Corey dispenses from the stage. That’s the reason why his whole set this past weekend was about “Sidechicks” to put it mildly. He didn’t stray into any other direction. “Sidechicks” was the topic, and he stayed hilariously focused. He even sold shirts after his performance referencing the topic.
Corey’s film and television credits include Think Like A Man Too, MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, BET’s Comic View, Fox’s Mad TV, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, It’s Showtime at the Apollo, to name a few. He has appeared in three comedy specials of his own, Corey Holcomb: ‘The Problem Is You,’ Comedy Central Presents: ‘Corey Holcomb,’ and Corey Holcomb: ‘Your Way Ain’t Working.’ Corey is currently on Adult Swim’s TV series Black Jesus.
Holcomb currently hosts his own Internet radio program, The Corey Holcomb 5150 Show, where he tackles a barrage of what people would call ‘controversial topics.’ He clearly couldn’t care less what people think of him. He’s always himself. Although Corey has a long and diverse resume of successes, he remains humble and approachable. Next time he visits Music City, get your tickets early.