Trae Crowder Live!
with Drew Morgan & Corey Ryan Forrester
Trae Crowder grew up in Celina, TN, a town sometimes described as having “more liquor stores than traffic lights” (2-0 as of the last count). Like most people from the deep rural south, Trae grew up with an affinity for literature, film, blacks and gays. In 1998, at the age of 12 and after seeing Chris Rock on HBO, he decided he wanted to be a comedian.
Recently, Trae has earned national attention (or notoriety, depending on your viewpoint) for his “Liberal Redneck” series of viral videos. He has been performing his particular brand of Southern-fried intellectual comedy in the Southeast for the past six years and now tours nationally as part of the wellRED comedy tour with his writing and drinking partners, Corey and Drew.
ABOUT DREW MORGAN
Drew Morgan is the first person in his family to go into comedy. Drew’s act has been described as “Mark Twain on acid,” and that pretty much gets at it. Hailing from Sunbright, Tennessee, which has a population of about 597 good people and 3 really shitty ones, he was raised by a preacher and a librarian. This explains Drew’s intellectualism and constant state of existential crisis. Drew’s humor is sly and biting, you’ll notice he has a big chip on his shoulder – it is BBQ flavored. He is a good dancer.
ABOUT COREY RYAN FORRESTER
Corey’s love for comedy started when he was just a toddler watching Carson (and then Leno) from a blanket on the floor next to his daddy Dale. By 2nd grade, he had already informed his teachers that he was going to be a comedian and didn’t ever consider another profession. At 16, he worked up the nerve to do his 1st open mic (lying about his age to be admitted into the club).
Corey spent the next decade hawking jokes in dingy bars and comedy clubs at night then waking up to do random jobs to supplement his income. A house painter, retail associate, motorcycle salesman, urine sample collector, flower delivery boy, hotel maid, college textbook reseller and hay bailer. At one point in his career he ran a family bakery with his mother where he was considered the “Head Quiche Chef”.
Corey’s stand up blends humor and common sense into a high energy act that is as full of as many silly faces and goofy jokes as it is emotionally driven tangents. Under his PBR hat is a giant head, and under that are surprisingly thought provoking rants on society, culture, and politics.