Who is Kelsey Cook?
Kelsey Cook is an American comedian, who has achieved fame thanks to her appearances in the shows “Laughs” (2014-2015), and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (2018), in which she has showcased her comedic talents.
Age, Early Life, Parents, and Education
Kelsey Evelyn Cook was born on 10 April 1989 under the Aries zodiac sign, in Spokane, Washington State USA, to Kathy Brainard, who was a foosball player, and Chris Brown, poet and trumpet player.
She grew up in her hometown where she went to a local high school, and after matriculation enrolled at Washington State University, from which she obtained a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2011. She was always interested in comedy and while at the university made her first public appearance in the university’s dining hall, in front of the students. She received praise, which encouraged her to pursue a professional career as a comedian.
After graduation, Kelsey started a career as a comedian, but also worked in marketing, and held several jobs in the Los Angeles area to pay the bills, in a marketing agency, and later for a broadcasting studio. She began performing at minor clubs, slowly building her portfolio, and even began documenting her performances and uploading videos onto her YouTube channel. Gradually her career was taking form, and in 2014 she made her first breakthrough when she was recruited to appear in the show “Laughs”.
From 2014 to 2015 she made five appearances in the popular show, which pushed her further into show business. Also in 2014, she appeared in the show “Permanent Comedy with Todd Armstrong”.
Rise to Prominence
Gradually, Kelsey’s name was becoming better known in the world of comedy, and in 2016 she made an appearance at the Gotham Comedy, selected to feature in the documentary, and she continued with appearances in such comedy shows as “Uproarious” (2016) and “Punchline” (2017), while in 2018 she appeared in the popular variety “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” as a guest comic, which propelled her to stardom.
She continued with appearances in various shows, and her performance in “This Is Not Happening” was the peak of her career at the time. She continued forward, and featured in “Inside Joke with Asif Ali”, and has created a comedic show in which she challenges different celebrities to compete with her in the game of foosball – “Wrists of Fury” (2018). Furthermore, she appeared in the TV shows “Laugh Factory”, and “A Little Late with Lilly Singh”, among others.
Her YouTube channel has also been on the rise; though she hadn’t been posting for more than six months, she returned with the video “Autocorrect Gone Horribly Wrong”, which has become an instant hit.
She’s created the series of videos “Stand-Ups Doing Make-up”, and some of her most popular are from these series including with Mark Normand, and with Jim Norton. She’s uploaded numerous videos of her short comedic skits, which brought her fame but also fortune, thanks to more than 230,000 views in total. Most recently she’s created her first comedy special, “Unprotected Sets”, which can currently be found on video streaming platform Epix. Furthermore, she’s toured over 60 cities across the US, and has become a regular in some of the greatest comedy clubs, including The Comedy Cellar, The Stand, and the Comedy and Magic Club, among others.
She is now preparing for another tour, set to start on 8 July 2021 at DC Comedy Loft and Bier Baron Tavern in Washington, DC, and will last until 17 September, with the last performance at the Skyline Comedy Club in Appleton, Wisconsin USA.
Personal Life, Dating, Single, Married?
When it comes to her personal life, Kelsey Cook is a married woman, since 11 July 2019 to Kane Holloway, who is also a comedian. The couple met in an open mic event in Tacoma, during which both performed. Kelsey liked Kane’s performance while Kane thought the same of Kelsey’s appearance, and a short conversation turned into a date.
In less than a year, the couple married; they don’t have children.
As of mid- 2021, Kelsey Cook’s net worth has been estimated to be around $400,000, earned through her successful career as a comedian. Her income is reported to be around $80,000.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The beautiful comedian has blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.54cm), while she weighs approximately117lbs (53kgs), with vital statistics of 34-25-35, while her shoe size is 5.
Hobbies and Interests
Kelsey grew up playing football like her mother, but as she got older she had put it aside, but still enjoys playing from time to time.
She also loves music and while younger she was a rather talented guitar player. However. As she got older, Kelsey grew out of music, and now only enjoys listening to it.
She’s a traveler by nature and enjoys touring the US, while she has listed Dubai as her favorite location for a vacation.
Kelsey is also into helping and motivating others to follow their dreams, and together with business coach Delanie Fischer, has launched Self-Helpless Podcast.