If comics were made up of ingredients, and you took a dab of Richard Pryor with a dash of Jerry Lewis, a teaspoon of Marilyn Monroe and a cup of Whoopi Goldberg, you’d get a dynamic dish known as CoCoa Brown. CoCoa brings an energy to the stage that no female comedienne I’ve ever seen possess. Hailing from Newport News, VA., this comedienne is definitely on the rise to stardom.
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 appeals 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 Redd Foxx blush.
Delivering an honest and humorous show, Brown has generated a large and loyal following. Audiences not only 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. Brown’s energy and warmness on and off the stage has earned her DC Comedienne of the Year.
Brown is now playing the role of Jennifer on Tyler Perry’s new hit sitcom “For Better or Worse” which has knocked audience out of the seats with laughter all around the country. She has performed in front of a variety of audiences including Kennedy Center Honors Richard Pryor, Def Comedy Jam Tour and she has toured with Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes” competition. 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 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.
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[margin20]Her film credits include “Lakeview Terrace” with Samuel L. Jackson, “American Carol” with Kelsey Grammer, “Hittin’ the Bricks” with Dr. Dre, “Blue Moon”, “Robbin’ in da Hood” and “Mahogany Blues”. Her television credits include, “The Young and The Restless,” Monday Night Football half-time show, “You Got Sacked,” , NBC’s “Las Vegas”, NBC’s “ER” and Nick Cannon’s “Short Circuitz” Sketch Comedy and Ashton Kutcher’s “Room 401″ , both on MTV. She will be a featured actress at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in the cutting edge comedy “Biting Personalities” and just recently completed the TV pilot “Date Devil” for the BBC Network. Commercially, she 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, as the cell phone obsessed Mom for Albertson’s supermarkets, the road raged Mom for Verizon and the flip side of Ryan Seacrest for Swiffer Jet.. She also said what EVERYONE wanted to say about Delicious’ behind on the second season of VH1’s “Flava of Love”. Recently you have seen Cocoa is currently co-starring with FLO on the Progressive commercial which is being shown all over the world and finally Tyler Perry’s hit sitcom “For Better or Worse” now on the OWN channel.
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She is also preparing her one-woman show, “Confessions of a Suicide Diva”. Ms. Cocoa Brown is one busy young lady!
Cocoa is also a writer as well. She is a popular columnist, writing for publications like Honey Magazine and In the Mix on a monthly basis, and has written four half hour comedy pilots, with one “Raynecat & Cocoa” being pitched to networks currently.
But stand up comedy is Cocoa’s first love and she continues to tour throughout the country performing at clubs and colleges. She has also traveled abroad to Europe and Asia as well as to the Caribbean and Latin America where she continues to receive rave reviews. Cocoa’s motto is “Making the world laugh, one truth at a time”, and she is doing it and doing it well.