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 Showtime Presents: “Your Way Ain’t Working.”
You can currently see Corey in the movie “Think Like A Man Too” and Adult Swim’s new TV series “Black Jesus.”
I am a Comic View, Def Jam favorite, and I'm rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comics around. I have a great knack for revealing the humor of everyday life. I've always been a physical person. I've always expressed my things through mannerisms and facial expressions rather than speaking. While working as a flight attendant in Atlanta, I joked with passengers who encouraged me to take up comedy. I debuted at The Comedy Act in Atlanta in 1990. After being a finalist at the 1992 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, I made my television debut on Showtime's Comedy Club Network in 1993. Theatergoers already know me as Simon, a nightclub owner, opposite Billy Dee Williams and Darius McCrary, in the touring play, The Maintenance Man or in Friends and Lovers a play based on the novel written by Eric Jerome Dickey. I have performed with Leon ("The Five Heartbeats" and "The Temptations), Monica Calhoun ("The Players Club" and "The Best Man"), and Mel Jackson ("Soul Food" and "Deliver Us From Eva"). Television viewers know me for my appearances on Showtime's Comedy Club Network, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, Comedy Central's Make Me Laugh, Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam and as the 2002 host for BET's Comic View. And for those of you who love the straight to video urban flicks, he was the funny hotel manager in Miguel Nunez' forthcoming film, Up Against the 8-Ball. To those in the know, Arnez J is quickly emerging as one of the hottest, most talked about comedic artists in the game. His raw energy, talent and comedic skill quickly landed Arnez the coveted hosting slot on BET’s longest-running comedy series “Comic View” for two seasons joining the ranks of hosts such as D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer.
Damon Williams is a former Subway sandwich shop owner from Chicago began his career at All Jokes Aside Comedy club. Damon can be heard weekly on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show doing the hilariously funny SERIOUSLY IGNORANT NEWS. Damon's numerous television appearances include BET's Comicview annually since '94 including his own one hour special. He's been featured on BET LIVE,Comedy Central's Premium Blend, The Joyner Skyshow on TV ONE and HBO's P Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy. Williams even hosted several episodes of the legendary Showtime at the Apollo formerly hosted by TV star Steve Harvey. In 1999 Damon performed for over 300,000 fans as the opening act for the highly successful Kings of Comedy Tour, establishing him as one of the elite comics in the nation. Damon is a veteran of The Us Comedy Arts festival in Aspen. Damon headlined the Cedric the Entertainer Comedy Revue. Damon is a crowd favorite on the college, club and concert circuit. Damon also performs internationally with regular appearances in Canada with stops in Vancouver, Montreal and every long weekend in Edmonton. Damon was recently featured on The Real Deal Comedy Jam, which airs in the UK. Williams can be seen on the current season of HBO's Def Comedy Jam. Look out for a ground breaking set on the new season of Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment Stand Up as well as Comics Unleashed. His material is universal and there's something for all ages. His popularity has provided him the opportunity to work with some of the biggest stars in the business and also as host for a campaign brunch for then US Senator Obama. Some of these stars include Aretha Franklin, Pattie Labelle, Luther Vandross, Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte, Chris Rock, James Brown, Jamie Foxx ,Little Richard and even President Barack Obama. The monthly comedy shows he produced for the House of Blues came about after one appearance on the Jenny Jones Show. He was contracted to write, perform, and produce over 50 episodes. His starring role in the hit musical comedy tour "Laughin' on the Outside, Cryin' on the Inside" generated standing ovations every performance. And finally, Damon maintains his monthly comedy showcases in Chicago (FunnyFirstSaturdays.Com) A star on the rise, his motto is "Don't stop and Don't quit"!!!
Tommy Davidson's exceptional range from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music ability have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the original stars of the hit television show In Living Color, Tommy's reach is built on the show's and its stars groundbreaking and innovative talent.
Davidson started his career as a standup comedian in Washington DC, earning an ardent following via hard work in various comedy clubs. As one of the cutting-edge, young stand-ups, he was spotted by huge concert promoters, who booked him as the opening act for major touring acts including Patti LaBelle, Kenny G and Luther Vandross. It wasn't long before he came to Hollywood performing stand-up at a number of clubs, including the Comedy Act Theater, where he met Robert Townsend which led to his first national television appearance with a starring role in Partners in Crime.
This was the conduit to Keenan Ivory Wayans, who proved instrumental in Davidson's career by offering him an opportunity to audition and join the uniquely talented cast of the most adventurous prime time variety show of its day, In Living Color. He, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans made TV history with their originality.
Tommy's impressive film debut was opposite Halle Berry in Strictly Business. He immediately segued select high-profile films including opposite Jada Pinkett Smith in the romantic comedy, Woo (New Line) and in the provocative urban comedy, Booty Call (Columbia Pictures). His credits include numerous feature film roles from Spike Lee's Bamboozled, where he received acclaim and praise for his turn as Womack/Sleep N Eats, to Juwanna Mann (Morgan Creek Productions) and the pivotal cameo in Jim Carrey's Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls, which has become a cult favorite. Davidson's hilarious impressions of Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson and other icons have become infamous. His visibility on In Living Color led to three Showtime specials: On Strength of New York, Illin in Philly and Takin it to DC. His elasticity as a performer who delivers on both the big and small screen led to other projects like the lead in the Disney's animated series, The Proud Family and as one of the hosts on FOX's popular The NFL Show, alongside football greats Michael Irvin and Tony Siragusa. Davidson also portrays the lead in Will Smith's up-and-coming animated series, Youngin's.
Tommy stars along with 80 other star stand-ups in I Am Comic, opposite Tim Allen, Lewis Black, Sarah Silverman, Carlos Mencia, Jeff Foxworthy and Kathy Griffin. The film, which premiered on Showtime, is one of Netflix's sure fire hits enjoying a continual surge as a favorite with consumers. Davidson scored big with reviewers and audiences alike opposite Michael Jai White in the critically-lauded spoof comedy, Black Dynamite (Sony Pictures), last years big Sundance hit which is currently being adapted as a cartoon for Adult Swim.
He is receiving critical raves for a cameo in Ahmed Ahmed's award-winning documentary, Just Like Us, a feature film masterpiece which is a cross-cultural study of stand-up comedy bridging all ethnicity gaps. Tommy travels internationally selling out every venue in which he headlines. He leaves an indelible, everlasting image with all audiences who still chuckle on the way home.
7:00pm Show ~
$35 - General Admission Only, 2 drink minimum
$55 - All You Can Eat Dinner and a Show, 2 drink minimum
Dinner Buffet includes:
Tossed Salad with choice of French or Ranch Dressing
Herb Baked Chicken with Gravy
Baked Tilapia in a Lemon Butter Sauce
Yellow Rice Pilaf
Chef’s Choice of Dessert Cake
Rolls and Butter
*** Dinner will only be served from 5:45-6:45pm. If you arrive any later than 6:40pm, you will be unable to have dinner and will forfeit that portion of your ticket***
10:00pm Show ~
$38 - General Admission show only. Includes a Complimentary Champagne Toast at midnight with hats & noise makers.
2 Drink Minimum during both shows. Food Ala Cart menu will be available for the 10:00pm show.
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