5 QUESTIONS WITH REBECCA CORRY

 

Comedian Rebecca Corry and her dog Angel

Comedian Rebecca Corry and her dog Angel

by Ryan Meehan

Rebecca Corry has shot countless pilots and was recently the face of 4 national/international HERTZ spots playing the GAS alongside Owen Wilson as the voice.   Rebecca says she understood funny, “when I came out of my mother’s womb thinking… What is this?  Some kind of joke?”  She was born and raised in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington…or as she likes to call it, “the El Camino-driving, hot dog water loving, one-toothed pregnant teen capital of the world.” Rebecca lived in Chicago for 9 years, where she studied writing, acting and improvisation at The Second City, Annoyance and Center Theater. After an 11-month run in the Chicago production of Tony and Tina’s Wedding as the pregnant maid of honor, Corry moved to Los Angeles. Immediately following her arrival she appeared at the HBO workspace in her first one-woman show, “Have You Ever Been Called a Dwarf?”, hosted a pilot for the Oxygen Network and was chosen to perform as a “New Face” at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Shortly after that, she landed a memorable role as Paul Giamatti’s receptionist, Astrid Barker, in the feature film “BIG FAT LIAR.”  She then guest-starred on CBS’s “Yes, Dear” and was in a national commercial campaign for Gallo wine.  Rebecca hosted the second season of an interior design show called “Mix It Up” created and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette.  Along with Courteney and David, she went on to create and sell late night comedy series to FOX which she wrote and produced on.  Rebecca also guest starred on “The King of Queens,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “The Wayne Brady Show,” NBC’s “Late Friday,” “Comics Unleashed,” E’s 101 series,” Comedy Central’s Premium Blend” and Rules Of Engagement.  Her second one woman show “REBECCA CORRY WITH BALLS” was the LA Weekly’s “Comedy Pick of the Week.”  Rebecca then beat out thousands to become a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing 4″, has her own Comedy Central Presents and currently headlines at universities, clubs and theaters around the country.  May 29th, 2012 Rebecca’s first comedy album “MY STORY” was released and is available everywhere.  Currently, Rebecca can be seen on VH1’s “TOP 100 SEXY SINGERS” and at her next “STAND UP FOR PITS” at the Arlington Draft House in Arlington Virginia May 12th 2013 and club dates around the country.  And she’s our guest today in 5 Questions. Continue reading