Corey Holcomb

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Corey Holcomb
Born Corey Lamont Holcomb
(1968-06-23) June 23, 1968 (age 50)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor, comedian, radio host
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Maya Holcomb
Children 3
Website http://www.coreyholcomb.com/

Corey Lamont Holcomb (born June 23, 1968)[1] is an American comedian, radio host and actor. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Holcomb got his start in comedy with the help of another Chicago-area comedian, Godfrey.[2] He currently hosts his own internet show, The Corey Holcomb 5150 Show, which currently airs Tuesday nights (7PM-PST/10PM-EST), live on YouTube.

Corey Holcomb was raised in Chicago's notorious (now defunct) Robert Taylor Homes. Following a short college basketball career, Holcomb began a career as a standup comedian in Chicago. Holcomb, along with comedians Godfrey and DeRay Davis, emerged as the face of Chicago's comedy scene in the late 1990s.

Often billing himself as the "Ghetto Dr. Phil",[2] most of Holcomb's standup material revolves around relationships, particularly relationships gone wrong.[3] In addition to touring the country, he has been a regular on the stand-up/improv-based television shows Comic View, Def Comedy Jam, Last Comic Standing, and Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'n Out. Early in his career, Holcomb appeared once on The Jerry Springer Show with fellow comedian DeRay Davis. 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. He also appeared on the 2010 edition of Shaquille O'Neal's All-Star Comedy Jam.[4]

As an actor, Holcomb has appeared as guest star on several sitcoms such as Half & Half, Everybody Hates Chris, Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Black Jesus, as well as minor roles in films such as Like Mike and Dance Flick. Holcomb is a recurring voice actor for the Family Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show, for which he provides the voice of Robert Tubbs, Cleveland's rival and the ex-husband of his wife Donna.[5] Holcomb was a regular personality on Jamie Foxx's satellite radio channel The Foxxhole from 2007 to 2011. He currently hosts his own internet show, The Corey Holcomb 5150 Show, which currently airs Tuesday nights (7PM-PST/10PM-EST), live on YouTube.

The Corey Holcomb 5150 Show, often focuses on issues within the African-American community. Topics such as single mothers, police brutality, racism, and black economic development are often topics of conversation.

Holcomb has been vocally critical of former U.S. President Barack Obama, calling him a "fraud and fake messiah for black people". "No black people need to be getting behind the wicked system of the beast (the United States). Obama was produced to preserve White wealth. He stood silent on issues that pertain to black people. He is worse than any black person I've ever seen. He is promoting an anti-masculine movement that encourages black men to be weak and subservient".

Holcomb is close friends with comedian Kevin Hart. Holcomb credits Hart, along with film producer Will Packer, with helping him earn roles in major motion pictures. "Kevin is the chosen one. Most comics are jealous of Kevin's success, because they are insecure. Kevin never compromised his manhood to become famous. Thats why I respect him so much. Hart has often said that "Corey Holcomb is the modern day Redd Foxx. A charismatic force of nature, who works like hell. He never shortchanges his audience. Never".

Corey Holcomb resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2002 Like Mike Trucker Dad
2003 The Watermelon Heist Nicodemus Brown
2005 Baggin' TV movie
2009 Dance Flick Sugar Bear Henchman
2012 Who's Watching the Kids Uncle Larry
2014 Think Like a Man Too Marty the One Man Party
2015 The Wedding Ringer Otis / Alzado

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2003-2004 Half & Half Chuancey
2005–Present Wild n' Out Regular Cast Member
2007-2009 Everybody Hates Chris Black Moviegoer, Man in Store
2009-2013 The Cleveland Show Robert Tubbs Recurring role
2014 Black Jesus Boonie

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Search results readout Retrieved November 26, 2017
  2. ^ a b Harris, Tasha A. "Corey Holcomb". StageTime.com. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ Johnson, David (July 29, 2004). "Review of Corey Holcomb: The Problem Is You". DVDverdict.com. Retrieved on 04/19/10.
  4. ^ [1] Archived February 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "IT'S A MONUMENTAL MAY ON FOX (press release)" Thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved on 04/19/10

External links[edit]