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Carrey B is a very talented comedian on the fast track to success. Carrey has always had the bug to entertain. It started in high school when he sang with several groups. In the early nineties, he joined the jazz hip-hop group called Jazz MC becoming their background vocalist and road manager. Carrey recorded a cd with the group Brotherhood in 1992. The group toured as the support act for such artist as Big Daddy Kane, Wendy Molten and Black Sheep. After leaving the group, Carrey caught the acting bug. He began performing in local theatres in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Carrey landed the leading role in the Douglas Ward’s play “A Day of Absence”. In 1995, Carrey’s astonishing acting performance could be seen at the annual show “The Grid Iron”, which is produced by the New Orleans Press Club.
In August of 1999, Carrey found his true calling. While working part-time at a friend’s café he filled in one night when two comics didn’t show up for the weekly Wednesday night comedy show. In less than two months, Carrey hit the main stage as the opening act for Sinbad at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. He has not slowed down since. Like the Energizer Bunny “he keeps going and going.”
He’s opened for such headliners as, Cedric the Entertainer, Rickey Smiley, Will Downing, The Isley Brothers, The Dixie Cups, Billy Preston Pattie LaBelle, The Coasters. Jaheim, Maze and BB King featuring Frankie Beverly. Carrey was the official host of Friday Night Comedy Happy Hour at New Orleans number one jazz club Sweet Lorraine’s. He also is the creator, producer, and promoter of the production Comedy, Catfish and Cornbread. Comedy, Catfish, and Cornbread give the audience a chance to see a well-produced comedy show coupled with some of the best catfish, and cornbread in the city. (By the way, Carrey B. made the potato salad.)
In July of 2001, it was lights, camera, and action as Carrey brought the house down in laughter during his premiere on Comic View. Carrey B’s star-studded performance on Comic View aired in the fall of 2001.
Carrey didn’t slow down, after showcasing his talent for industry reps at Laffapalooza Atlanta in October of 2001 Carrey lent his talent to another media in October of 2002 by appearing in a feature role of the Movie Run Away Jury starring Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, and John Cusack. In June of 2003, Carrey B was called upon again to host the Al Haymon & Clear Channel Entertainment concert featuring Jaheim, Pattie LaBelle, & Maze.
When asked, “What is the next goal you want to conquer?” Carrey responds, “To have my own HBO special taped live from my hometown The Big Easy.” So look out world here comes Carrey B.
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