Rebecca says she understood funny, “when I came out of my mother’s womb thinking… what is this? Some kind of joke?” She was born and raised in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington…or as she likes to call it, “the El Camino-driving, hot dog water loving, one-toothed pregnant teen capital of the world.” Rebecca lived in Chicago for 9 years, where she studied writing, acting and improvisation at The Second City, Annoyance Theater and Center Theater. After an 11-month run in the Chicago production of Tony and Tina’s Wedding as the pregnant maid of honor, Corry moved to Los Angeles. Immediately following her arrival she appeared at the HBO workspace in her first one-woman show, “Have You Ever Been Called a Dwarf?”, hosted a pilot for the Oxygen Network and was chosen to perform as a “New Face” at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Later that year, she landed a memorable role as Paul Giamatti’s receptionist, Astrid Barker, in the feature film “BIG FAT LIAR.” She then guest-starred on CBS’s “Yes, Dear” and became the face of a national Gallo wine campaign. After being seen by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, they hired Rebecca to host the second season of their interior design show, “Mix It Up.” Later, with Courteney, David and two other comedians, she went on to sell a late night comedy pilot to FOX, which she wrote on, produced and starred in. Some of Rebecca’s guest star appearances include; “The King of Queens,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Rules Of Engagement,” “Rizzoli and Isles,” as well as appearances on “The Wayne Brady Show,” NBC’s “Late Friday,” “Comics Unleashed,” E’s 101 series,” Vh1’s “Best Week Ever,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and her own Comedy Central Presents 1/2 hour special. While performing her critically acclaimed long running one woman show “REBECCA CORRY WITH BALLS,” she went on to beat thousands and become a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing 4.” Rebecca’s comedy album “MY STORY” is out now and available on Pandora, itunes, Amazon and select stores.
Rebecca’s two passions in life are Pit Bull Terriers and comedy. She is founder and president of Stand Up For Pits Foundation, Inc. She has raised thousands for Pit Bull Terrier non-profits around the country with STAND UP FOR PITS. Rebecca believes through positive images and education the voiceless victims, which are Pit Bull Terriers can be saved. Just over 5 years ago, a Pibble named Angel, came into Rebecca’s life and changed everything. Angel has given Rebecca a greater sense of purpose and a meaningful reason to use comedy as a way to inspire change. For more information on the PIBBLE March On Washington DC and Stand Up For Pits go to www.standupforpits.us.
We spoke to Rebecca about her passion for pit bulls and her mission to fight against breed specific laws and dog fighting.