As a comic book pundit, advocate and educator, Corey Blake regularly contributes to the Comic Book Resources blog Robot 6. He also advises for the award-winning documentary and comics advocacy movement Dig Comics, and is a member of the Part-Time Fanboy podcast. He ran the web-magazine The Comics Observer, which provides a variety of perspectives on the comic book art form and industry.
As a comedic performer/actor, Corey is a founding member of the improv comedy group The You Convention, a house team at The Improv Space and the independent improv troupe T.M.A. (The Meaningless Acronyms). Every year he performs a variety of characters as part of the popular Halloween show Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey. He was a member of The Magic Meathands,
which performed fully improvised shows for all kinds of audiences,
including homeless shelters and other community outreach centers. He
also has a history with writing and performing sketch comedy, notably
with the Los Angeles branch of The 3rd Floor and as a founding member of
Foe Pa. Corey has been seen in online web-series such as The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour (Best Web Comedy-Episodic, Clicker.com), The Starmind Record (Best Direction and Editing, LA Web Series), Poopdog Entertainment’s Mayer for Mayor (Funny or Die featured video) and Chatroom of Solitude on Stan Lee’s World of Heroes YouTube channel. His on-camera performances have also included short films Tough Love (Official Selection, Festival de Cannes’ Short Film Corner) and Hattie Needs Rehab (Excellence in Performance, Extreme Filmmaker 48 Hour Film Festival), the feature film Chasing Happiness, and the pilot for the children’s show “Imagination Station”.
Corey Blake also has experience behind the camera. He has written comedy sketches, and directed and produced videos for the Magic Meathands Originals
sketch web-series, as well as sketches for Foe Pa and The 3rd Floor:
LA. He co-wrote and co-produced the feature length musical comedy Mission: Improbable. Additionally, he helped produce the award-winning documentary Dig Comics
(Best Documentary, Comic-Con Int’l: Independent Film Festival; Official
Selection, Festival de Cannes’ Short Film Corner) and a demo trailer
for the charitable organization Voices From Chornobyl.
He’s also crazy about kitties, which means the internet is a very happy place for him.