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Kent's Corry headlines Comedy at the Ave

Kent's Rebecca Corry, a Last Comic Standing finalist and animal rights advocate, performs at the Auburn Ave on Friday.
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Kent's Rebecca Corry, a Last Comic Standing finalist and animal rights advocate, headlines May Comedy at the Ave.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the iconic theater, 10 Auburn Ave.

Corry recently has been cast in a new TV pilot, "One Big Happy", on NBC, and it has officially been picked up.

Born and raised in Kent, Corry lived in Chicago for nine 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.

Corry landed a memorable role as Paul Giamatti's receptionist, Astrid Barker, in the feature film "Big Fat Liar." She also 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 Corry 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 half-hour special.

Corry become a finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing 4." Her comedy album "My Story" was released and is available everywhere.

Tickets for the Auburn show are $17 regular, $15 students and seniors. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, or order online for will-call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.

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