On this day in comedy on June 23, 1968 Comedian, Actor, Corey Holcomb was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Known for his caustic wit and brutal honesty when it comes to contemporary relationships, Holcomb got started in comedy with the assistance and encouragement of established comedian, Godfrey. He gained a grass roots following through appearances on standup based shows: Def Comedy Jam, Comic View, Wild ‘n Out and Last Comic Standing. He performed on Shaq’s All-Star Comedy Jam and released several comedy specials (Corey Holcomb: The Problem is You, Comedy Central Presents: Corey Holcomb and Corey Holcomb: Your Way Ain’t Working).
Holcomb played the mediums. He guest-starred on sitcoms: Everybody Hates Chris, Half & Half, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and had a regular role on Black Jesus. His film credits include Dance Flick, Like Mike, Baggin’, Who’s Watching the Kids, Think Like a Man Too and The Wedding Ringer. He provides the voice of Robert Tubbs on The Cleveland Show and has his own internet show, The Corey Holcomb 5150 Show.
By Darryl “D’Militant” Littleton
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