A night of comedy & music:
“Jokes & Notes” with Cocoa Brown hosted by LaMont Ferrell
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Originally from Philadelphia, LaMont has been a professional writer for almost twenty years and has been written and produced over a dozen TV shows. Some of the shows he has written for include BET’s “Nothin’ But a Women,” the WB’s “The Parent’Hood” and UPN’s “Moesha.” He won The Media Projects 2000 SHINE AWARD for a Moesha episode he co-wrote for the sitcom formally starring Brandy.
LaMont hopes to have his own show on the air in the near future. He sold the pilots, “Old School,”to the Fox Network and “The Trouble with Girls” to the UPN Network. After working as a writer/producer for UPN’s hit show, “Girlfriends,” Lamont has ventured into the motion picture arena. He was one of the writers hired to re-write the movie, “The Cookout,” starring Queen Latifah and is shopping the feature film, Family Business, a film based on the true story of his family’s restaurant business in Philadelphia. LaMont has formed his own production company, Just Jokes Entertainment, and produced and directed three volumes of his own stand-up comedy DVD series. LaMont Ferrell’s Just Jokes Comedy Tour features himself, several national known comedians and hilarious skits. The DVD is available online at www.justjokesentertainment.com, Netflix.com and various media outlets around the country. He also has worked as on Nick Cannon’s Short Circuitz sketch comedy show for MTV and was one of the writers hired by Tyler Perry to help write over one hundred episodes of The House of Payne. LaMont has also written for Are We There Yet for TBS, Reed Between the Lines on BET and Let’s Stay Together for the network.
His pilot, Big Shot, which was executive produced by Oscar Award winner Jamie Foxx and former NBA player Kenny Smith, was purchased by TBS. Additionally, his original pilot, You’re Joking, Right? won Outstanding Comedy Series at the LA WEBFEST. It can be viewed at www.justjokesentertainment.com. As an actor, you’ve might have seen him in his recurring role on the hit NBC show, The Office. Recently, LaMont has also written and produced the hit family sitcom, Mann & Wife starring real life husband and wife gospel duo David and Tamela Mann. He is also executive producing and directing the documentary, The Wise Old Owl, about the outspoken Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, John Chaney. In 2010 LaMont also launched his master writing class for aspiring sitcom writers. His very popular LaMont Ferrell’s Sitcom 101 Writing Class has been taken by hundreds of students from across the country and around the world. Currently LaMont is the head writer and showrunner for the new sitcom, Last Call, currently airing on Bounce TV. Stay tuned.
Whenever actress, comedienne, and screen actors guild award nominee 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 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 is it that drives the comic who female fans nationwide have nicknamed the "The Truth?" It’s the sheer will of a woman who survived the worst life had to offer and is still standing.
Most notably known for her lead role in Tyler Perry's The Single Mom's Club and For Better or Worse, the hilarious comedian/actress Cocoa (pronounced Co-kah) Brown treats audiences to thought-provoking humor in which she declares “I don’t tell jokes I tell the truth!” Her Grown Woman delivery both on stage and on the screen in supporting roles such as FX's American Crime Story, NBC's Marlon, and most recently FOX's critically acclaimed 9-1-1, has generated a large and loyal following all over the world and has proven to her fans old and new that not only is she a funny comedian but she is also a versatile actress.
Cocoa has had guest star roles on several other notable TV projects including 2 Broke Girls, Psych, The Soul Man, and Breaking Bad as well as supporting roles in major motion pictures such as films as Ted 2 (in which she was hand-picked for the role of "Joy" by Seth MacFarlane), Lakeview Terrace with Samuel L. Jackson, and His, Hers, and the Truth which is one of the official selections of the 2019 American Black Film Festival!
Being appropriately dubbed as a "comedy machine gun" by America's Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne, she has received numerous awards including the DC Comedian of the Year after only a short time of stand-up and was handpicked by the family of Moms Mabley to receive the 2018 Moms Mabley Legacy Award. She is a fan favorite and has been all over the world touring regularly and has also been featured on the Showtime Network Shaquille O'Neal Comedy All-Stars as well as a featured performer at the 2018 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.
Not only do audiences get a great show but they feel as though they have gained a friend. Cocoa says, "If my audience feels like they know me, then that means I've connected with them and I've shared my gift." Cocoa has a style that relates to both women and men and an energy and warmness on and off the stage that has earned her the respect and love of crowds and colleagues alike. There is no doubt that you will see Cocoa Brown continue to take her life and her career by the reigns and maneuver it on her own terms and what will manifest from that will blow your minds!