UB Interview: Cocoa Brown Talks “The Single Moms Club,” New Season of “For Better or Worse” & More
Actress and comedian Cocoa Brown can be seen as a lead in Tyler Perry’s latest film, The Single Moms Club. She can also be seen in another Tyler Perry project – his critically acclaimed comedy series “For Better or Worse” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network returning for season 4 on April 9th.
A career that began as an advertising associate for Ringling Bros and Barnum & 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. 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”.
Cocoa Brown spoke to UrbanBridgez.com about her latest film “The Single Moms Club,” the new season of “For Better or Worse,” her college days, her start on “Comic View” and “Apollo,” what’s next and much more!