"Hey, my name is Jacoby Cochran and I'm Southside born and raised laying my head down in dozens of different Chicago neighborhoods coming up. I have been lucky to perform in dozens more over the last few years with events such as Grown Folks Stories, Risk Live, & Story and Sketch Fest while collaborating and working with amazingly talented individuals from across the city. I perform because I love journeying with the audience through often improvised stories blending humor, heartbreak, and the intersectional musings of a nihilist black dude from Chicago.

With a Masters in Communication from Syracuse, where I published my extensive work on Chicago's criminal justice history, I have worked diligently both inside and outside the classroom with thousands of students hosting public speaking and storytelling workshops across the nation including inside Cook County Jail.