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). 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.
In 2000, Alycia made her national television debut performing stand up in a segment called The Flavor of the Future on BETs Oh Drama. After this, the television shows and DVD performances kept coming. Alycia has been featured on, Comicview, Last Comic Standing, Americas Got Talent, Wanda Does It, The Bob and Tom Show, and many more. Shes taped a variety of DVDs, including The Spirit of Comedy, Paper Chasin and Stimulus Package. Alycia: Unchained, her new comedy CD, is rapidly climbing the iTunes charts.
Alycia has opened for many big names including Dick Gregory, Paul Mooney, Whitney Cummings, Felipe Esparza, Bob Marley, Tony Rock and many more. She is so universal that one night Alycia killed 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. Dont 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 Parkers, Grounded for Life, Party Psychic, and Raising Hope and even starred in the short film, Knocked Down. Alycia is also a writer/director/producer who began her career as a television producer of some of Hollywoods 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.
To Alycia, the biggest benefit of being a comic 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. While there she had the opportunity to entertain and meet some of the most courageous Americans in the world.
She has just begun to scratch the surface of where shes going. So, hold on and take this ride with a future legend.