Kelsey Cook is the daughter of an International Yo-Yo Champion and a Professional Foosball player, which made for a humor-filled life at a young age.
She has spent the last three years touring in over 60 cities across the country with Jim Norton. Kelsey splits her time between Los Angeles and New York where she is a paid regular at The Comedy Cellar, The Stand, Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club and The Laugh Factory. She is also a regular guest on the Jim and Sam Show on SiriusXM.
Kelsey made her late night debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in March, as well as her Comedy Central debut on This is Not Happening in April. Her other television appearances include AXS TV Presents Gotham Comedy Live, Punchline on FOX, Laughs on FOX, Uproarious on FUSE and Greatest Party Story Ever on MTV.
Kelsey has a diverse skill set as a stand up comedian, beauty blogger and host. Her podcast, Cook’d, is at 150+ episodes and has featured guests like: Jim Norton, Bob Saget, Roy Wood Jr., Rory Scovel and many more. She also co-hosts the Self-Helpless podcast with fellow comedians, Taylor Tomlinson and Delanie Fischer.
When Kelsey isn’t doing stand up, she is a probably at a local bar, hustling people who don’t know she is a World Champion foosball player.
Photographer: Rebecca Perry