Self-made and onstage: Introducing “Funny AF” comics Yohancé Collins and Big Mickey
Get to know the rising comedians making the world a better place through comedy. Presented by Modelo.
Making a conscious effort to be tenacious, genuine and confident helps yield rewards that can be celebrated on a daily basis. In order to rise above life’s challenges, one must embody a fighting spirit that champions integrity and embraces the hard work necessary for tangible change. Fighting for a better way of life comes in a variety of methods with many self-made artists choosing a path of their own making that incorporates creativity and self-empowerment.
In the entertainment industry, specifically, comedians help shape culture through calling out society’s faults, bringing laughter to the masses and encouraging others to look at life through different perspectives. With REVOLT’s “Funny AF” serving as a platform for rising comedians, let’s get to know two featured performers who are proudly making waves in the industry while still maintaining a sense of humility.
Proudly hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Yohancé Collins is as charismatic as he is confident onstage. His strength as a comedian lies in captivating the audience through smooth delivery, witty punchlines and content that is as relatable as it comes. Previously featured on MTV’s “Yo Momma,” TV One’s “Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes,” Viceland’s “Flop House” and All Def Digital’s “Roast Me,” Yohancé brings his distinctive balance of light and dark-hearted comedy to the REVOLT Studios stage.
During his effortlessly smooth set on “Funny AF,” the comic takes the crowd on a journey that showcases his magnetic personality, refreshingly real material and ability to captivate through tried and true storytelling. Masterful in the art of timing, Yohancé’s creativity consistently shines throughout his set with his material touching on dating older women, the perfect approach to enlisting a wingman at the bar to truly work for your advantage, and what it would be like if Martin Luther King Jr. had an overtly ridiculous reality TV show similar to those dominating our screens today. As exemplified throughout his featured appearance on “Funny AF,” the comedian is building a strong momentum by working tirelessly to deliver high-quality entertainment and set a new standard for those fighting to be heralded as one of the comedy greats.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Big Mickey has been exploring her talents as an entertainer since her teenage years. She first got her start working as a child actor for various TV shows including “The Bernie Mac Show” and “Everybody Hates Chris.” While working in Hollywood, she faced challenges as an openly gay woman with her experiences ultimately leading her to shift her focus, and bring her talents to the stand-up scene. Her resilience has brought her to perform at a variety of renowned comedy clubs such as Hollywood’s Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, The Comedy Union, and Ice House Comedy Club, among countless others.
As someone determined to be seen and heard for being who she is unapologetically, Big Mickey’s fighting spirit is as undeniable as it is inspirational, as she brings a level of honest and individuality to her sets that cannot be ignored. Throughout the rising star’s featured appearance on “Funny AF,” Big Mickey explains why she will never play the role of the man in relationships by making jokes about how she is not equipped to investigate sketchy noises in the middle of the night or kill massive bugs like her partner expects of her. Elsewhere through her set, she pokes fun at fake lesbians and explains why we’re going to need white people step up to the plate to battle asteroids.
To keep up with the next generation of emerging talent in the comedy game, keep it locked to REVOLT’s “Funny AF.”
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Below, our gift guide highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds for anyone in need of a home refresh.
On Oct. 10, Walmart unveiled a brand new, state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University.
The Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour made its final stop at Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) and left a lasting impact on students and alumni alike.
“REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue counts down the top five moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including surprising wins, historic firsts, and dope performances. Sponsored by Amazon.
After unveiling their state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University, Walmart brought the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to Virginia State University (VSU) on Oct. 13.
Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour brings attention and wisdom to North Carolina Central University
On Oct. 17, Walmart brought the third stop of the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to North Carolina Central University (NCCU).
In October, Walmart unveiled a brand new, state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University. The HBCU located in Wilberforce, OH was the first stop on Walmart’s Black and Unlimited HBCU Tour.
Groovey Lew on hip hop style, Johnell Young's industry secrets, BGS salon's wig mastery and more | 'Black Girl Stuff'
Fashion King Groovey Lew on masterminding hip-hop’s most iconic looks. Actor Johnell Young reveals the secret to breaking into the entertainment industry. Celebrity hairstylist Dontay Savoy and got2B ambassador Tokyo Stylez are in the BGS Salon with the perfect wig install. Plus, comedian Lauren Knight performs.
On this all-new episode of “On In 5,” multitalented Nigerian artist Pheelz opens up about waiting for his opportunity to fully express himself through music, his inspirations and emotions, and the musical icons he grew up admiring. Watch!
Kareem Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke & networking | 'The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels'
On this all-new episode of “The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels,” the host and REVOLT CEO sits down with Kareem Cook. Throughout the introspective episode, Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke and being nervous to be in the South at the time, network vs. education, taking advantage of your opportunities, and connecting with Debbie Allen. Watch!
Tiffany Haddish on therapy, wild fan interactions & the upcoming 'Haunted Mansion' movie | 'The Jason Lee Show'
On this all-new episode of “The Jason Lee Show,” the one and only Tiffany Haddish sits for a must-watch conversation about wild interactions with fans, her new movie ‘Haunted Mansion,’ bringing her therapist on dates, and being present. Watch the hilarious interview here.
In this new episode of ‘Bet on Black,’ food and beverage take center stage as aspiring Black entrepreneurs from It’s Seasoned, Black Farmer Box, and Moors Brewing Co. present their business ideas to judges with mentorship from Melissa Butler. Watch here!
For this all-new episode of “On In 5,” singer-songwriter BNXN discusses his journey from IT to music, finding his voice and originality, linking up with Wizkid for their hits “Mood” and “Many Ways,” and what fans can expect from him this year — including a new album. Watch the full episode here!
This is the inspiring story of Karen Washington, a pioneering urban farmer who has been revolutionizing urban spaces by transforming them into vibrant community gardens and educational hubs. Sponsored by State Farm.
Lauren London sparks conversation on how Black parents unintentionally give kids negative outlook on money
At the live taping of “Assets Over Liabilities” at REVOLT WORLD, Lauren London opened up about how witnessing the financial decisions adults made during her childhood fueled her outlook on money.
“Every time I’m in trouble, it’s been Black men that have come to my aid,” Madam DA Fani Willis said at REVOLT WORLD while speaking on the stereotype that they are not dependable or worth dating.