WILLIE BROWN & WOODY
You don’t know how funny Willie Brown & Woody are until you see them live. They’re not just your average comedian/ventriloquist team. Brown takes a different approach to the age old craft by making it fresh, new, & hip for today’s more savvy comedy audiences. It’s not just about seeing him not moving his lips, & hearing Woody speak. “It’s about the jokes”, says Brown. After watching this act for a few moments you forget that Willie is there and it seems as if Woody transcends into a standup comedian on his own. Willie does the set up and Woody gives the punch! Willie Brown is a nationally known ventriloquist who has appeared several times on BET Comic View, HBO DEF Comedy Jam, Loco Comedy Jam, Phaturdays, The Jenny Jones Show, & most recently in a recurring role on the Showtime Network series “Barbershop”. From topics such as family, church, how to deal with the homeless, to current events, Willie Brown & Woody bring it.
My parents are from the south, but I was born up north in New Haven, Connecticut. I was raised as a city boy with a southern upbringing. We went to Immanuel Baptist Church, where I remember my parents being very involved. When I became twelve years old, my father insisted that I make a decision to give my life to Christ and be baptized. So I did what he said and thus began to have a real personal relationship with Christ.
As a child and a young man I went through my trials and tribulations like any other Christian. I may have not have walked as strong on the Christian path as I would have liked to, but I never forgot who my Lord and Savior was. I rededicated my life to Christ on June 21, 1996. Since then I have had a much stronger walk with Him. This is actually the first time in my life that I have been so involved in God's work. God has truly blessed me with talent and ability. I can actually say that I am living my dreams. I work for myself doing exactly what it is that I want to do. I travel all over the world spreading joy and inspiration to others. What more can I really ask for?
"Please accept my sincere appreciation for the empowering truths that Willie shared with us during our Community Family Night Comedy Hour. His Godly humor not only made us laugh, but it motivated the youth and encouraged the adults of our church as well. We are delighted to have Willie as our guest. Best wishes to him in every area of his ministry."
- Reverend, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
"I just wanted to say how much Willie's ministry has been a blessing to our church. Many of our members have stayed in touch with his ministry through [social media]. They have been uplifted in so many areas of their lives, and we thank God that He is using Willie in the ministry of comedy. There is a strong cry for him to come back and minister for us."
- Pastor, New Beginning Ministry
"We laughed until we cried and our cheekbones locked." - Pastor, Bethel Baptist Church