Hey, I’m Coby. I am a born and raised Southsider and proud of it. I grew up in over 10 different Chitown stomping grounds and if it wasn’t for all this damn story telling I probably wouldn’t have ever visited many of the northside neighborhoods. With that being said, I am happy to have gotten to experience and perform in dozens of hoods across my city. Buckle in for a smooth yet ridiculous journey through my often improvised stories of life’s innocent moments turned real blending humor, heartbreak, and the intersection that is being a black man in this here America. With a Masters in Communication from Syracuse, I have worked both inside and outside the classroom with thousands of students hosting public speaking and story telling workshops across the nation, including inside Cook County Jail. I have been featured by NPR, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and my Mother’s braggy texts!Three things you may not know about Jacoby Cochran1. I can roller-skate better than I can walk
2. I am the only 4 Time Collegiate “Top Speaker In the Country”3. I loathe the patriarchy and tuna fish in no particular order!