Who is Cory Kahaney? Wiki, Bio, Age, Films, Divorce, Husband, Comedy, Shows

Who is Cory Kahaney? Wiki, Bio, Age, Films, Divorce, Family, Comedy, Shows, Birthday, Husband, Hometown: Cory Kahaney is an American Comedian, Actress, writer, and famous personality. She has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and David Letterman and also acted in a number of films. She was the grand finalist of the show ” The Last Comic Standing” and also became the runners-up of the season. Since then she has earned her name as a famous comedian. Keep Reading this article to know more about her life, Films, Comedy, TV Shows, Books, age, birthday, husband, Children, nationality, divorce, and much more.

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Cory Kahaney Shows

She has appeared in a number of American television shows presenting comedy bits. She appeared in the “CONAN”, “This Week at the Comedy Cellar”, “The View”, and “The Late, Late Show” with Craig Ferguson. After 5 appearances on his show, she bagged her first debut in “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and David Letterman. As such, she started gaining more recognition.

However, she rose to the height of fame, when she became the grand finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent”. Now, she has her own comedy specials on Comedy Central and HBO. As a public speaker, Cory presented a Tedx called “The Joke that Saved my Life” describing the incidents that led her to realize that she has the superpower of doing Comedy. She also had other talk sessions including “Don’t tell Jerry Lewis women are funny” which is a multimedia presentation of rare archival footage.

Cory Kahaney Awards and Recognitions

Cory Kahaney was voted best comedian in New York City by “Backstage Magazine”. The “Manhattan Association of Cabarets” voted her the Best female comedian. She has been featured numerous times at the “Just For Laughs” Festival in Montreal, the Johnny Carson Festival, The Halifax Comedy Festival, and every year at the Nantucket Comedy Festival. She was also named the best female comedian by the Manhattan Cabaret Association.

Cory Kahaney Movies

She first appeared in the Comedy-drama movie “Last Day of Summer” as a cop in 2009. Later on, Cory Kahaney played the character of Miriam in the movie “Hudson Tribes”. It was a 2016 movie based on Drama and Crime with a running length of 1 hour 40 mins.

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Cory Kahaney Birth Date, Age, Religion, Parents

Cory Kahaney was born in 1963 and is currently 59 years of age. She is probably of the Jewish religion as is evident from the few times she has mentioned her family. She has an elder sister who is a lesbian. Describing the incident in one event, she joked that she had a lot of pressure to marry a Jewish man after her sister came out as a lesbian. Describing her conservative parents she said that her mother was hysterical and said that she would never dance at her sister’s wedding while her father was glad that he could save 50 grand.

Cory Kahaney Marriage, children

Kahaney has married twice and has children from the first marriage most probably. She often jokes about her relationship with her children. Cory sometimes shares funny incidents from her second marriage. She once shared an incident where she left a fake review on Amazon for a $15 hat which her husband became obsessed with. Cory says that her husband thinks she is a better girlfriend than a wife. She was earlier married to another person whom she divorced based on vocal abuse and physical harm. It was a bad divorce and she needed a court order for her protection.

Cory Kahaney Abusive Marriage

In 1988, she was in mid of a bad divorce from her first husband with whom she had a daughter. Cory wanted the divorce because her husband used to abuse her vocally and in the end even physically. She was so afraid that she needed a court order for protection. One day while they were separated, her husband asked her for their daughter’s leotard for gymnastics. In order to avoid any sort of contact, she cautiously hung them on the doorknob so that he can’t come closer to her. However, her husband broke in and punched through the furniture getting his hand on a pointe wooden piece with which he tried to attach her while pinning her down on the floor by the throat.

At that time, she was afraid of scarring her face life and was also in doubt if she will come out alive. It’s then that she had a life-changing moment when she saw everything from a different perspective. Out of trauma, she laughed. Her husband asked her what she found funny in the situation. She said in a joking tone that if he cuts her face, everyone will know and everyone will see, and then he will never get another chance with anybody else. Her husband was surprised by her reply and left her. That day she realized how a joke can save her.

Earlier she was not physically abused by him but was attacked by him on regular basis with hurtful words. She ignored and continued the marriage because she was young and he was a very attractive witty man.

Cory Kahaney on TEDx

Cory did a special show on TedX where she described her abusive marriage and how she came out of it stronger. She says that a little joke can lighten up a situation and help make progress even in arguments. Cory also shares several incidents when her humor has saved her from a molester or how her ridiculous reply helped a friend of her progress in a fight. You can watch the video below.

Cory Kahaney Early life

After her divorce, she started off as a comedian and worked for a comedy booker in New Jersey. The guy used to run a Strip Club during the day, and at night he used to book comedy shows and sports bars. It was not a big deal and she used to get paid around 100 bucks but she was happy to perform in front of an actual audience and earn some money. However, the guy had a deal with her that she would drive him home every day. The guy used different tactics to molest her, but she did not protest initially because she badly needed the job. However, one day she tried to get him back at his own trick and came off the cycle of molestation with just a simple few jokes.

Here’s a full bio of Cory Kahaney, nickname, original name, age, sex, height, weight, hometown, country, marriage, family, parents, siblings, husband, son, daughter, children, education, school, university, zodiac, eye color, hair color, body measurements, occupation, salary, net worth, shows, films, birthday, birth year.

Cory Kahaney Information Table

Name Cory Kahaney
Nickname Cory, Corey Kahaney, Kahaney
Gender Female
Profession Comedian, Author, Actress
Height (approx.) N/A
Weight (approx.) N/A
Figure Measurements Not Available
Eye Colour Light Brown
Hair Colour Light Brown
Date of Birth 1963
Age (as of 2022) 59 years
Birth Place USA(Most Probably)
Zodiac sign/Sun sign N/A
Nationality American
Hometown N/A
School N/A
College/University Not Available
Educational Qualification N/A
Religion Jewish(most probably)
Ethnicity American(most probably)
Caste Not Available
Address New York City
Hobbies/Interests Stand-up shows, acting, writing
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Available
Sexuality Straight
Parents N/A
Siblings  1 sister(name not known)
Husband/Wife/Spouse N/A
Children N/A
Net Worth $1-5 million 

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Lesser Known Facts About The Comedian

  • She was abused by her first husband, both vocal and physically.
  • Cory has children from her first marriage.
  • She started as a comedian by doing shows in New York City.
  • Cory has appeared in the films “Last Day of Summer” and “Hudson Tribes”.


1)How old is Cory Kahaney?

She is 59 years old.

2)Is Cory Kahaney and Corey Kahaney the same person?

Yes, she uses both names.

3)In what role did she appear in “Hudson Tribes”?

She appeared in the role of Miriam in “Hudson Tribes”.

4)Did she win the season of “Last Comic Standing”?

No, she was a grand finalist and runners-up of the show.

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