Cocoa Brown is undeniably one of the most talented comics and performers of this generation. The Newport News, VA native — born Farah Brown — assails her craft with such passion and soul-searching veracity that when she claims a stage, the ensuing act is nothing short of a force of a nature. Cocoa draws from painful reminiscences and hard-knocked lessons, weaving humorous tales that uplift, upend, and upgrade what you thought you knew about comedy. What drives the comic who female fans have nicknamed “The Truth?” The sheer will of a woman who survived the worst life had to offer and is still standing.
The fiery performer has assembled an extensive body of work, including Tyler Perry’s critically-acclaimed comedy series “For Better or Worse” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network, as well as a national commercial spot for Progressive Insurance. Brown’s career began as an advertising associate for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. A decade later, Brown has 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.”