Alycia Cooper was born with a mic in her hand. It was a medical miracle and a
sign that her mother either had an iron deficiency or desperately wanted Alycia to
be a performer. The latter was true and it didn’t take long for Alycia’s funny bone
to take shape. And like every great comedienne, by the age of 5, she had
perfected knock- knock jokes and imitating drunk family members. This love of
laughter was Alycia’s beacon to the stage and after graduating college, she
pursued her destiny and it patiently waited for her.
She paid her dues and perfected her signature brand of humor in dimly lit
comedy clubs and crack houses around the country. Crack patrons aren’t very
attentive and they heckle the hell out of you, but they allowed Alycia to sharpen
her style into a distinct blend of and homage to her three comedy idols. Alycia’s
hilarious and unique viewpoint has the razor-sharp satire of Chris Rock, the
observational arsonist rants of George Carlin and the political and cultural
clowning of Margaret Cho. This delicious comedy gumbo was Alycia’s entrée into
the big leagues.
Her name had become synonymous with laughter and she was asked to be the
opening act for some of the biggest names in the comedy game: Dick Gregory,
Whitney Cummins, Paul Mooney, and Felipe Esparza. She also opened for Bob
Marley, but was devastated to find out that it was the white comedian and not
the legendary reggae artist. White Marley felt so bad that he used his medical
marijuana card to buy Alycia a nickel bag of primo Jamaican weed that she quickly
accepted and later sold to pay her rent.
Alycia now had momentum and it was leading her full speed ahead to Hollywood.
This comedy chameleon was quickly cast in popular shows, including “The
Parkers”, “Raising Hope”, and “Grounded for Life”. She also performed her
comedy on the national stages of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, “America’s Got
Talent”, “Stand Up In Stilettos” BET’s “Comic View”, “Tru Tv’s “Laff Tracks”,
“Byron Allen’s Comics Unleashed”, and Nuvo TV’s “Stand Up & Deliver”. Alycia
was slaying multicultural stages around the USA, all the while proving that humor
truly is universal.
Alycia’s comedy is a gift that she eagerly shares with friends, family and our
dedicated service men and women overseas. Her global stand-up has
entertained troops in Japan, Korea, Guam, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and
Djibouti Africa. She was humbled and thankful for the opportunity to entertain and
meet some of the most courageous Americans in the world.
Alycia is a “Jill” of all trades and has written for the “The Steve Harvey Morning
Show” and punched up scripts for TV and film. She was also the first female
audience “warm-up” person for such notable TV shows as “Girlfriends”, “Wanda
At Large”, “The Tyra Banks Show” and most recently, the Emmy-nominated, CBS
morning panel show, “The Talk”.
In May of 2004, Alycia was featured in Essence Magazine as “One To Watch” and
that title still holds true today. Her 5th comedy album, ‘Let Alycia Be Alycia” is
receiving rave reviews, on Satellite Radio, ITunes, and on her very own Pandora
Station. It’s quite clear that Alycia and her comic genius are here to stay.