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.”