Actress and Comedienne Best Known for her Role as Jennifer in Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse"
When actress and comedian Cocoa Brown takes the stage, the world stands still. Brown is undeniably one of the most talented comics and performers of this generation. The Newport News, Virginia native, born Farah Brown, assails her craft with such passion and soul-searching veracity, when she claims a stage the ensuing act is nothing short…
When actress and comedian Cocoa Brown takes the stage, the world stands still. Brown is undeniably one of the most talented comics and performers of this generation.
The Newport News, Virginia native, born Farah Brown, assails her craft with such
passion and soul-searching veracity, when she claims a stage the ensuing act is nothing
short of a force of a nature. Cocoa Brown audaciously draws from painful reminiscences
and hard-knocked lessons, bravely weaving humorous tales that uplift, upend, and
upgrade everything you thought you knew about comedy. What drives the comic who
female fans nationwide have nicknamed the “The Truth” The sheer will of a woman
who survived the worst life had to offer and is still standing.
The fiery performer, whose credits include Tyler Perry’s critically acclaimed comedy
series “For Better or Worse” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network and a national
commercial spot for Progressive Insurance Company, has assembled an extensive body
of work. A career that began as an advertising associate for Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus and a writer for various sketch comedy shows proved confining for the
dynamic performer. She honed her writing and creativity to pursue her dream of being a
stand-up comic. A decade later Brown had nearly mastered the art of comedy. She
harnessed its essence and purpose, performing on top rated comedy shows including
BET’s “Comic View” and “One Mic Stand”, and “Showtime at the Apollo”.
Today, she exemplifies mind-blowing humor, daring drama and contemporary reality
wrapped in a boundlessly energetic package. Whether she is performing in honor of the
incomparable Richard Pryor or acting in films such as “Lakeview Terrace” with Samuel
L. Jackson, Brown exudes skill and discipline. Those characteristics, along with her
chilling story of struggle and redemption, inspired Tyler Perry to create “Single Moms
Club”, a feature film that casts the accomplished actress in the leading role. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in 2014. The comedy veteran and rising star, fueled by Perry’s powerful vote of confidence, is ramping up her ambitions in a relentless mission to become the performer many people doubted but even more admire. With a nomination
for a Screen Actors Guild award under her belt, Brown has her sights set on an Oscar, an Emmy and a Pulitzer Prize. She is writing a revealing autobiography and producing her
highly anticipated one-woman show, “Confessions of a Suicidal Diva”.
The lovable, down-to-earth celebrity and proud new mom keeps t-v audiences tuning in
every week for an intoxicating dose of Cocoa infused humor. She also captivates
audiences worldwide at renowned comedy venues. Her creative writing and meticulously
produced sets coupled with the ever-changing hairstyles and gutsy sense of fashion
ignites rousing, protracted standing ovations. Yet, amid such explosive success, Brown
admits she desires very little. “I want audiences to connect with my story and in the
course of that journey find their own. That is my inspiration, my peace. I am in a good
place now. I am finally learning how to love myself and I am comfortable in my own
skin. Most importantly, I am not afraid to use my voice.
That is certainly a good thing. That beautiful, husky, unapologetic and very funny voice
will no doubt, change the world.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
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The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
An Evening With Cocoa Brown
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