Cooper's Comedy Cracks Up Crowd
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Cooper’s comedy cracks up crowd Posted February 24, 2006 Comedian Alycia Cooper jokes about “The...Cooper’s comedy cracks up crowd
Posted February 24, 2006
Comedian Alycia Cooper jokes about “The 15 Signs That You Are Getting Old,” in Founders Auditorium on Thursday. Cooper, who has appeared on television shows such as “The Parkers,” had a few of the audience members tumbling out of their seats from laughter. She joked about topics sure to hit college students, such as obsessions with MySpace, cell phones and the ever-addicting Xbox.
Students looking to relieve the stress of the third week of school found the perfect way to do it Thursday, when the comical performance of Alycia Cooper filled almost every seat available in Founders Auditorium.
The Campus Activities Board in collaboration with Associated Student Forum, African American Student Alliance, The Sister Circle, the Mosaic Cultural Institute, Student Affairs and Multicultural Diversity, College Pahellenic Association and the Sorority Delta Sigma Theta helped make Cooper’s performance a success.
“It was great, really entertaining and funny,” said James Muldrow, senior accounting major. “She had a lot of punch lines.”
Cooper began her performance addressing college humor and laughed along with the students when she mentioned such familiar subjects as “the freshman 15,” saying she would have welcomed gaining 15 pounds instead of the 30 she actually gained.
Cooper also spoke about how difficult it is to lose weight, the pressure of getting married and the trials of what it is like for women to wear Payless shoes.
“I think the girls liked her a lot,” James said.
But women were not the only ones who enjoyed Cooper’s humor.
The guys in the crowd laughed just as much as the ladies when Cooper mentioned well known pop-culture icons, such as Michael Jackson, making fun of his controversial persona, as well as the highly publicized wrong-doings of R&B singer R. Kelly.
Cooper did not stop there; she also spoke of the lighter more humorous side of sex and drugs.
“I thought she was really open about stuff like that,” said Carolina Guillen, senior anthropology major. “I was a little surprised.”
Students enjoyed Cooper’s raw humor.
“Nowadays you can’t help talking about sex and drugs without laughing,” said Nick Solis, CAB comedy chair.
Solis decided to book Cooper after the success of comedian Jeff Garcia’s performance last semester.
“The students enjoy this kind of stuff because you don’t get to see it too often,” Solis said.
Cooper has worked on a number of television shows such as “The Dr. Phil Show,” “Wanda Does It,” “Bands Reunited,” “The Magic Hour,” “The Love Connection,” “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus,” “The Grown-ups” and “The Parkers.”
Cooper was also featured in “Essence Magazine,” and has appeared on “BET’s Comic View,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” “BET Live” and “Oh Drama.”
Cooper will continue her “Tell It Like It Is” national tour and will travel to Huntington Beach, Boston and New York for upcoming performances.
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Quickly on her way to the top of the comedy food chain, mainstream comedienne, Alycia Cooper, is a force to be reckoned with. Her "take no prisoners" stand up is a mix between Chris Rock, George Carlin, and Margaret Cho (three of her idols). Alycia’s favorite topic is politics, but she has no problem sprinkling in observational humor and family stories, to round out the routine. Her brand of universal humor coupled with a razor sharp wit, keeps Alycia in the top of requested comics at comedy clubs and colleges all across the country.
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Meet Incredible Woman - Alycia Cooper
In 2000, Alycia made her national television debut performing stand up in a segment called "The Flavor of the Future" on BET’s "Oh Drama." After this, the television shows and DVD performances kept coming. Alycia has been featured on, "Comicview," "Last Comic Standing," "Byron Allen’s Comics Unleashed," "America’s Got Talent," "The Mo’Nique Show," "Wanda Does It," "Gossip Queens," "The Bob and Tom Show," "Stand Up in Stilettos, "Nick's Mom's Night Out," on NickJr. and The Ricki Lake Show on Fox that I was on the day before Thanksgiving, and the day after on the west coast! She taped her first DVD in 2002 for a Christian Comedy Show called, "The Spirit of Comedy."
Since then, she has taped two hour long DVD’s (directed and produced by herself) called "Paper Chasin’," and "Stimulus Package." She is currently taping her third hour at this time. Alycia has been the opening act for such household names as: Dick Gregory, Paul Mooney, Whitney Cummings, Felipe Esparza, Bob Marley, and Tony Rock, to name a few. She is so universal that one night Alycia killed it at an all Latino show, then rocked an all white, Ivy League audience in Princeton, NJ, and finished in South Philly at The Laugh House to a standing ovation. How many acts can say this: NONE. "Don’t put Alycia in a box!" More than a comedienne, Alycia has been acting since the age of 5. She began performing theatre at Howard University and continued throughout college at The University of Maryland at College Park. After becoming a comic, Hollywood called with acting roles in "The Parker’s," "Grounded for Life," "Party Psychic," and "Raising Hope." She also starred in the short film, "Knocked Down." Alycia is also a writer/director/producer, having began her career as a television producer of some of Hollywood’s biggest shows. She has punched up comedies for film and television shows, and has ghost-written for some of the biggest names in the business. She has also written for "The Steve Harvey Morning Show", and was the first female audience "warm-up" person for several shows including "The Parker’s," "Girlfriends," "Wanda at Large," "The Tyra Banks Show," and most recently, ‘The Talk," on CBS. The biggest benefit of being a comic, to Alycia, is being able to perform overseas for our men and women in uniform. She has been to Japan, Korea, Guam, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Djibouti Africa. While there, she had the opportunity to entertain and meet some of the courageous Americans in the world. In May of 2004, Alycia was featured in Essence Magazine as "One to Watch." Today, she is still being watched by legions of fans in the United States and abroad. She has just begun to scratch the surface of where she’s going. So, hold on and take this ride with a future legend. Alycia says, "I couldn't do any of this without my fabulous college buddy who is now my road manager/attorney, Desiree' Marcano. She is also a breast cancer survivor, who has already given so much to this world.