DeRay Davis is quickly killing Hollywood with his hilarious humor and persona. His film credits include Jumping the Broom, Semi-Pro, Old Dogs, Life as We Know It, Imagine That, License to Wed, School for Scoundrels, Scary Movie 4, Barbershop 1&2 and Johnson Family Vacation.
On the small screen, DeRay has appeared in HBO's "Entourage", Comedy Central's "Reno 911", Comedy Central Presents DeRay Davis, Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and BET's "ComicView" along with numerous voices on The Boondocks.
DeRay is seen in the Sony feature 21 Jump Street.
On the recording side, DeRay wrote and performed the comedy skits on Kanye West’s LPs “Late Registration” and “The College Dropout”, and he performed at the 2006 Grammy Awards with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx.
A born hustler from Chicago’s South Side, DeRay began his career in the comedy clubs and was first noticed by Hollywood at Atlanta’s Laffapalooza Festival. Shortly after moving to LA, DeRay won the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and was a standout on the Cedric the Entertainer Tour and at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.
DeRay currently resides in Los Angeles.
If you took a dab of Richard Pryor’s honesty, a teaspoon of Clair Huxtable’s educated fervor and a cup of Pearl Bailey’s girl next door sassiness, you’d get a dynamic dish known as CoCoa Brown. Not only a comedian but educated and well-rounded women with a Masters in Education that will make you laugh as you are getting 'schooled" on a variety of topics!
With animated facial expressions, body gestures and the material to back it up, audiences are taken on a hilarious voyage through the eyes and mind of Brown. Whether she’s talking about herself, relationships or the world we live in, Brown offers a variety that appeal to all. One-dimensional she is not and you will never see the same set twice. “Once I get rolling, I feed off of my crowd, I love bringing them into my world,” explains Brown. “I believe in being able to give the crowd what they want and I’m able to take my set in any direction at the drop of a dime.” Versatile Brown can deliver on command a squeaky clean ‘there’s-deacons-in-the audience’ type of show and then make a 360-degree turn and give a show that would make even Don Rickles blush.
Delivering an honest and humorous show, Brown has generated a large and loyal following all over the world. Audiences are treated to Cocoa’s thought-provoking humor, in which she declares “I don’t tell jokes, I tell the truth!” Not only do they get a great show, but they feel as though they have gained a friend. She has a style that relates to both women and men and an energy and warmness on and off the stage that has earned her the respect and love of crowds and colleagues alike.
Brown has performed in front of a variety of audiences including Kennedy Center Honors Richard Pryor, Def Comedy Jam Tour and on Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes” competition on TV1. She has appeared on nine consecutive seasons on BET’s Comic View, twice being voted “Funniest Female” on the popular show and was reigning champion in the Comedy TKO on Showtime at the Apollo, and she has appeared on the Starz in Black comedy series “The 1st Amendment”, produced by Martin Lawrence. She has also been featured on Comedy Central’s “Comic Groove” with Tracy Morgan and was a featured comedian on BET’s stand up show, “One Mic Stand”.
Her film credits include “Lakeview Terrace” with Samuel L. Jackson, “American Carol” with Kelsey Grammar, “Hittin’ the Bricks” with Dr. Dre, “Blue Moon”, “Friendship” with Seann William Scott (Stifler from American Pie), “Robbin’ in da Hood” and “Mahogany Blues”. She also appeared in the cutting edge comedy “Biting Personalities” at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Cocoa completed filming this past spring the new film, “Quiet”, with Emmy winning director Lauren Fash. In the winter of 2012, Cocoa landed one of the coveted leading roles in the new Tyler Perry film, Single Mom’s Club, which is doe in theaters May 2014.
Cocoa has worked on many TV projects in which she always brings her unique personality through in all her characters. Her television credits show the wide range Cocoa is capable of playing. From concerned parent on “The Young and The Restless,”, to the sassy receptionist on NBC’s “Las Vegas” to the baker with allergies to chocolate on “ER”, to the cheeky mail lady on AMC’s “Breaking Bad” . But Cocoa will always stay true to her love for “funny” and sketch comedy. She’s been Star Jones on Nick Cannon’s “Short Circuitz”, a “spooky” beautician on Ashton Kutcher’s “Room 401" and a Judge from hell on “Next”, all on MTV, to Morgan Freeman’s Mom and Barack Obama’s BIGGEST fan on Frank Caliendo’s sketch show, “Frank TV”, to the queen of ghetto beat downs on the news sketch show “Chocolate News”, created by David Allen Grier, on Comedy Central. Cocoa has also appeared on the hit CBS show “2BrokeGirls”, created by “Sex in the City” creator, Michael Patrick King, and as the loveable nail technician Chardonnay, on the ABC show, Good Christian Belles. And not one to forget the kiddies, you can catch Cocoa as Nurse Vickers on the hit Nickelodeon show, "Victorious", and as Security guard Janice on the new Disney show, Austin & Ally.
She currently stars as the “too funny and too real” character “Jennifer” on the hit Tyler Perry sitcom, “For Better or Worse” on TBS and has recurring roles on the new Byron Allen produced sitcom, “The First Family”.
Commercially she has appeared in a wide range of national and regional advertisements. Cocoa was the 2006 spokesperson for SBC-AT&T Wireless internet she made you choose Foster Farms chickens after choking an imposter in the Foster Farm campaign and as the cell phone obsessed Mom for Albertson’s supermarkets. Currently you can catch Cocoa massaging Super Bowl Champion, Troy Aikman's head in the very funny NFL on Fox promos.
Cocoa has also a sharpened her columnist chops, writing for publications like Honey and In the Mix magazines on a monthly basis, and has written numerous half hour comedy scripts, including the smash hit webisode series “The Raynecat Show”, in which Cocoa played the crazy character “ LaTanya”. Her episode, “Church in a Box” can be seen on the popular outlet, YouTube, which is getting major hits each day.
Cocoa is a somewhat of a renaissance artist, producing, writing and directing 2 stage plays, “Judgment Day” and “Dear Hollywood”, both featured and receiving rave reviews at the 2009 NAACP Theatre Festival (excerpts of both plays can be seen on www.youtube.com). She’s also developing a sitcom and sketch comedy show for TBS, with major producers already attached. She is also currently writing her book and preparing her one-woman show, “Confessions of a Suicidal Diva ®” and “Comedy Cookin’ with Cocoa®”. Also, Cocoa hosts and executive produces with her husband, actor Bubba Ganter, her own weekly Blog, Bitter2Bride©, on YouTube and Face book, where she gives the world a weekly dose of TRUTH about today's issues.
Whether you need a stand-up comedian for your next corporate event or your Grandmother's birthday party, or a motivational speaker to get your message across, Cocoa Brown is just that versatile to connect to your crowd and bring you funny all the same time.
For Appearances/bookings, please call:
S. Riley, Thomas & Associates
I'MERGE PR, Houston
Growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, it was her excessive talking and imaginary friends that prompted her increasingly flustered social worker to steer her to stand-up comedy by enrolling her into the world famous Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for Children. Tiffany has been making people laugh ever since, appearing on VH1’s “Best Week Ever,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes” for TV One, and also on Comedy Central’s “Reality Bites”. Not only is she a comedian, she has proven to be a versatile actress appearing in such diverse projects with Guest Star roles in ABC’s “In the Motherhood” and Comedy Central’s “Reno:911.” She also was seen in the film comedy “Meet the Spartans” and the Lifetime drama “Racing for Time,” where she played a Lead role opposite Charles Dutton. Currently, she is appearing opposite Ice Cube in “Janky Promoters” and is one of the stars of the “OWN” series “If Loving You Is Wrong” created by Tyler Perry.
Tiffany Haddish credits her social worker for her success as a comedian/actress.
Tiffany’s comedy has taken her all over the world. She recently returned from
performing on the USO Tour in Japan for U.S. Troops. She has performed all over
Southern California at various comedy clubs and local venues such as: The Laugh
Factory, The Comedy Store and Improv. She also performs at a comedy show
“Chuckles Not Knuckles”, a program she developed for inner-city high school students
that promotes non-violence.
Tiffany sees herself as sexy as Halle Berry, as funny as Jim Carrey, raw like Richard
Pryor with the comedic timing of Lucille Ball, smooth like Eddie Murphy, Jewish as
Whoopie Goodberg and hopes to some day have money like Oprah.