Chris Cotton Bio – Chris Cotton Wiki
Chris Cotton born Christopher Edward George Cotton, was an American stand up comedian, actor, and writer. He was also the co-founder of the Production company, Center City Comedy LLC. He was a former Co-Host of the Artie Quitter Podcast with Artie Lange.
Cotton began performing Stand Up Comedy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His Stand Up Comedy Set topics included pop culture, current events, being married, and growing up in the city. According to Chris Cotton’s bio on Zanies Chicago, he worked as a Digital Creator at Comedy Central, while co-starring in Comedy Central: Every Damn Day. He also worked with many of the best national headliners including Artie Lange, Keith Robinson, Godfrey, Bret Ernst, Tommy Davidson, Kevin Hart, Judah Frielander, and Hannibal Burress.
As a writer, Cotton wrote and acted in numerous sketches, television shows and contributed to developing commercial advertising.
Cotton often performed at the Raven Lounge in Center City in Philadelphia, a venue that he helped create with fellow comics Conrad Roth and H. Foley in 2007. They created the venue with the aim of helping provide a platform to comedians of color.
He told Philly Voice in 2015 in a discussion about the Raven Lounge and other venues in the Philadelphia area, including the Laff House, “This is not a race statement, but it does have a lot to do with it. Basically none of the black comics or newer comics knew about this club. And it was the kind of thing where, we’re all working here, we don’t want you to come ‘cause we don’t want anybody else taking the spots.”
Cotton also recently released his memoir, What My Dad Did: My Theory On Joke Writing, back in August. His book showcased Cotton’s rise in the ranks of the comedy world in addition to telling the story of his father, Henry S. Cotton Jr.
Chris Cotton Age
He was 32 years old. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Chris Cotton Wife
He was married to his wife Ericalynn Cotton. They married in May 2011.
Chris Cotton Child
Chris Cotton and his wife Ericalynn were expecting their first child on Feb 11, 2020, according to Cotton’s wife’s baby registry on Amazon. A statement on the baby registry reads, “Thanks for visiting our registry. We really appreciate all of the love that you have shown Chris and I during this time! We are very excited about “Blu’s” arrival and can’t wait to meet him/her ?????? – Ericalynn and Chris.”
Chris Cotton Death – Chris Cotton Dead
Chris Cotton died at the age of 32. His death was confirmed in seceral posts on his Facebook page on December 11, 2019. He had performed on December 9 at Tattooed Mom’s in Philadelphia. He was set to perform at the City Winery in Philadelphia on January 3. The event is set to go on but will now serve as a memorial for Cotton.
Comedy Central tweeted: “We’re devastated by the loss of Chris Cotton – a hilarious comedian, a beloved member of the Comedy Central family and a joy to be around. He will be missed.”
We’re devastated by the loss of Chris Cotton – a hilarious comedian, a beloved member of the Comedy Central family and a joy to be around. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/b7DU4AeGsE
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) December 11, 2019
Comedian Michelle Biloon wrote on Twitter, “What a total sh*t year. Philly lost a great comic and a truly great person. My heart goes out to the family of Chris Cotton and all those close to him.”
Comedian Alexis Guerreros wrote, “Legit heart broken at the new about Chris Cotton. He was a homie and wonderful human being. He’ll be missed greatly. RIP.”
Chris Cotton Cause of Death – How did Chris Cotton Die
Chris Cotton’s cause of death was not revealed.
Chris Cotton GoFundMe
A GoFundMe has been set up to assist Chris Cotton’s family. A statement on the GoFundMe page reads, “It’s with great sadness we announce the untimely passing of our friend and brother CHRIS COTTON. We’ve set up this *official fundraiser* with the blessings of his loving wife, Erica. All monies will go directly to her and their growing family. If Chris ever made you laugh, enraged or shake your head please pay that forward with a donation.
“There will be memorial/comedy shows in both NYC & Philly to celebrate his life. Date TBD. In the meantime, if you have a funny Chris memory feel free to share it below. You may help make someone smile. And lastly, tell your people you love them before you don’t have the chance.”