Detroit Events

All-star Comedy Festival

Saturday

Sep 23, 2017 – 8:00 PM

2211 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201 Map

  • Corey Holcomb
  • Lavell Crawford
  • J.B. Smoove

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Corey Holcomb: Corey Holcomb is an American stand-up 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.[1]

Often billing himself as the "ghetto Dr. Phil",[1] most of Holcomb's standup material revolves around relationships, particularly relationships gone wrong.[2] In addition to touring the country, he has appeared once on the Jerry Springer Show with fellow comedian DeRay Davis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrAahqTuqas and as 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. 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 [3]

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.[4] Holcomb 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 the Roscoe Media Center (RMC) website.

Lavell Crawford: Lavell Crawford is an American stand-up comedian and actor from St. Louis, Missouri.

As a child, Crawford suffered from numerous hardships, including a struggle with weight, a near drowning at age 10, and abandonment by his father. He attended Pattonville Senior High in Maryland Heights, Missouri, where he graduated in 1986.

Crawford's first break came at a comedy club in Belleville, Illinois, where he hosted an open mic night. The owner of the club was impressed and paid him $250. First appearances were made on Def Comedy Jam and BET's Comicview. Crawford has appeared on numerous television shows including Premium Blend, The Jamie Foxx Show, Showtime at Apollo, and most recently Last Comic Standing, where he finished second to Jon Reep. Crawford's material is mainly focused on him being a hefty African-American man.

He recently taped a special for Comedy Central Presents. Crawford often appears on Chelsea Lately. His most notable work is a headliner appearance on "All Star Comedy Jam: Live from South Beach".

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