The iconic stand-up comedian Corey Holcomb is known for his hilarious comedy lines that will leave you laughing out loud. He began his comedy career during the late ‘90s and has appeared on several sketch comedy shows such as House of Payne, Def Comedy Jam, and Last Comic Standing, among others. In addition to his comedy career, Holcomb is also a multi-talented actor, writer, radio host, and media personality.
Following his witty and excellent performances; Corey has bagged some awards including the Chicago Home Jam award, the Miller Genuine Draft Comedy Search Award; and the Budweiser Comedy Competition award. He has performed at several comic events such as the Chicago Comedy Festival as well as the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. His comedy style revolves around relationships, racial issues, as well as, single mothers or baby mamas. Read on, as we take you through Holcomb’s bio, wife and kids; and other interesting facts below.
Corey Holcomb Bio
Corey Lamont Holcomb was born in Chicago Illinois on June 23, 1968. He is of African-American ethnic background and holds American nationality. Holcomb grew up in a black community called Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago. He graduated from Illinois States University in the late nineties. During his college days, Corey was playing basketball before he was introduced to stand-up comedy by his friends, DeRay Davis and Godfrey Danchimah who were also comedians themselves.
Holcomb began his comedy career in the late ’90s. At first, he adopted the name ‘Ghetto Dr. Phil McGraw’ and performed at various comedy centers and television series including NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam. Alongside Cedric the Entertainer he appeared in Comic View and later in the 1995 Nick Cannon sketch comedy series titled Wild N’Out. Alongside DeRay, he starred on The Jerry Springer Show. Later on, he hosted his own sketch comedy shows including Comedy Central Presents: Corey Holcomb, Corey Holcomb: Your Way Ain’t Working, and Corey Holcomb: The Problem Is You.
In 2010, he featured on Shaquille O’Neal’s All-Star Comedy Jam after which he appeared on other television shows such as Everybody Hates Chris, Tyler Perry’s show called House of Payne, Half & Half, Family Guy, Black Jesus, Dance Flick, and Like Mike. Alongside Jamie Foxx, he featured regularly on The Foxxhole for four years (2007 to 2011). He portrayed the role of Uncle Larry in the 2012 film titled Who’s Watching the Kids and in 2014; he starred in Think Like a Man Too. The following year, he appeared in The Wedding Ringer. Holcomb has worked with several big names in comedy especially with the likes of Kevin Hart as well as, an American producer Will Packer.
Additionally, Holcomb began his own live YouTube sketch comedy called The Corey Holcomb 5150 Show. On the show, he discusses the issues facing the African-American community with regards to baby mamas, racism, and economic development. He has previously criticized former US President Barack Obama and other politicians for being defiant to the needs of the black people.
His Net Worth
The iconic comedian Corey Holcomb has made a substantial amount of money since the inception of his comedy career. He earns his net worth from comedy shows, movies, and other endeavors. His salary earnings from his recurring role in the television series titled Wild N’Out from 2006 to 2016 have contributed to his huge net worth. Holcomb is currently living a decent lifestyle with a net worth of over $1 million.
Corey Holcomb’s Wife (Maya), Daughter, and Baby Mama
The comic star has been outstanding since the inception of his comedy career; he has won the heart of many ladies. While he is cracking people up with his funny lines, he’s got a beautiful wife and daughter always by his side. Holcomb has always kept his personal life away from the media eye to avoid being mixed up in rumors and controversies. He tied the knot with his long-term sweetheart named Maya Holcomb; together they welcomed their first daughter in 2012. There is no much information about his wife Maya or his daughter, he has preferred to keep things that way and we’ll have to respect that.
Guess you’re wondering who his baby mama is? Well, sorry to shock you a little; Holcom doesn’t have a baby mama. His comedy lines revolve around a few topics including black economic development, single mothers or baby mamas, racism, and police brutality etc. Since the blasts baby mamas’ a lot, it was assumed that he too has a baby mama. Apparently, that’s not true. He has been enjoying a blissful married life with his wife Maya and there’s no sign of break up.