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MO BETTA MONDAY w/ DERAY DAVIS, COCOA BROWN, TIFFANY HADDISH, COREY HOLCOMB (Special Event)

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MO BETTA MONDAY w/ DERAY DAVIS, COCOA BROWN, TIFFANY HADDISH, COREY HOLCOMB
Monday, December 02, 2013 8:30 PM
Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
  • 18 & over
  • Two drink minimum
  • Special Event

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  • Door Time: 5:30 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two drink minimum
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  • Corey Holcomb

    Corey Holcomb


  • Black Jesus
  • The Wedding Ringer
  • Think Like A Man Too
  • Going from hanging in the hood to performing comedy on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show,” not to mention the privilege of afterward being invited to take a seat on the “couch” which not many comics are asked to do, has been a long and fulfilling journey. 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.
     
    Corey’s comedy genius transcends class and racial divides. If you understand English, Corey’s humor will tickle your funny bone. People all over the world can relate to the drama of trying to make a relationship work. According to Corey, a “hunter” (man) being captured by his “prey” (woman) makes for the best comedy ever.
     
    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.
     
    Corey Holcomb’s comedy set is both an auditory and visual experience. His facial gestures alone can make an audience burst with laughter. “I spend a lot of time practicing my stage faces because I need to be able to convey care and concern while I criticize.” Although Corey has a long and diverse resume of successes, he remains humble and approachable.
     
    Corey’s film and television credits include independent film “Who’s Watching The Kids,” MTV2’s “Wild ‘N Out,” MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” 20th Century Fox’s “Like Mike,” a recurring role on UPN’s “Half & Half,” NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” BET’s “Comic View,” Fox’s “Mad TV,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” Showtime’s “Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam,” Tyler Perry’s “House of Pain,” TV Ones “Rickey Smiley Show,” and plays recurring character Robert Tubbs on Fox’s “The Cleveland Show”! 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 was a regular personality on Jamie Foxx’s satellite radio channel The Foxxhole from 2007 to 2011. He currently hosts his own internet radio program, The Corey
    Holcomb 5150 Show, which began on satellite on The Foxxhole but later moved to CoreyHolcomb.com
     
    Corey is currently bringing funny to the big screen with his roles in the movies “Think Like A Man Too," "Wedding Ringer" and Adult Swim’s TV series “Black Jesus.”

  • DeRay Davis

    DeRay Davis


  • Empire
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Semi-Pro

  • 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.

  • Cocoa Brown

    Cocoa Brown

    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:
    Stephney Thomas
    S. Riley, Thomas & Associates
    I'MERGE PR, Houston
    www.srileythomas.com
    info@srileythomas.com
    srileythomas@aol.com
    832-326-6171 cell

  • Tiffany Haddish

    Tiffany Haddish

    When Tiffany Haddish walks into a room you know she is someone not to be reckoned with.  In a mere few minutes you will be laughing so hard you will be crying, and then you might even cry when you hear how she got to this phenomenal point in her journey both on and off stage.

    It is a testament that the one person she credits her success to is her social worker which in itself says it all. 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 into standup comedy by enrolling her into the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for children. When she returned and was placed with a white family in the valley, she thought her new classmates, who were also Caucasian, were celebrities from television. She even asked them for their autograph.  Growing up in South Central, the only race of people she saw on television were white.

    Next year, Haddish returns to her co-starring role on the NBC comedy The Carmichael Show, alongside the show’s creator and star, Jerrod Carmichael.  Tiffany “Nakeisha,” the outspoken, no-nonsense character.  The Carmichael Show premiered earlier this year to rave reviews and was the most-watched summer comedy on the Big 4 networks over the past eight years, capturing 4.7 million viewers. In addition, she will star alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Nia Long in the feature film, Keanu, set for a April 22nd 2016 release.  Tiffany also has a recurring role on the Tyler Perry’s soap opera, “If Loving You Is Wrong,” an OWN series. 
     
    Today, Tiffany tours all over the world bringing her edge, unusual take on life and love and tons of laughter, introducing herself by announcing “She Ready” & “The Last Black Unicorn”. Haddish’s comedy has landed her on Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny comedy tour. She has made appearances on the Tonight Show, Chelsea Lately and the Arsenio Hall Show. Haddish was an early stand out  since appearing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? for TV One and on Comedy Central's Reality Bites.

    Not only is she a comedian, she has proven to be an unparalleled actress appearing in such diverse projects as the film comedy Meet the Spartans and the Lifetime drama Racing for Time, where she played a lead role opposite Charles S. Dutton and  opposite Ice Cube in The Janky Promoters. Haddish debuted as Denise, a drug abusing woman dealing with social issues on Lifetime’s Racing for Time. Her television credits include Kevin Hart’s BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood and FOX’s New Girl.
    Tiffany's comedy has given her a platform to travel the world. She recently returned from performing on the USO Comedy Tour in Japan for United States troops. She is always touring various comedy clubs and colleges across the country.  One of her special passions is performing  in a comedy show Chuckles Not Knuckles, a program she developed for inner city high school students that promotes nonviolence.

    Haddish 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 Whoopi Goldberg, and hopes to someday have money like Oprah.


  • For over a decade, SPIKE-DID-IT-EVENTS has proudly presented MO BETTA' MONDAYS ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM, featuring the hottest Urban comedians from all over the country. Comics regularly featured on Def Comedy Jam, BET, HBO, Showtime, and Comedy Central round out an always awesome line-up. Such acts as Dave Chappelle,CoreyHolcomb, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps,and Lunelle have come out to perform.

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