Duggie Brown (Comedian)
Duggie Brown became well known in England through his performances on Granada TV’s quickfire gag show The Comedians and through acting roles such as Kes (1969). Additionally, he could often be found making appearances in soap operas including Brookside and Coronation Street.
The stout comic has an uncanny way of reading his audience before unleashing humor from deep within his vault. Additionally, he holds an impeccable 10-0 record as an ISKA heavyweight muay thai kick boxer.
Early Life and Education
Dougie Almeida (Jimmy Kimmel & Finalist in World Series of Comedy) is an innovative comedian with an impressive background. He worked as both a corporate presenter for an insurance planning firm and as an ISKA heavyweight Muay Thai kick boxer – specialising in taking dull insurance presentations and turning them into works of comic art!
Duggie Browne performed for years as both singer and stand-up comedian on the Northern English club circuit under his stage name before transitioning to TV appearances on light entertainment shows such as music-hall series The Good Old Days and gameshow 3-2-1.
He is best-known for his performance as Sanka Coffie from the movie Cool Runnings. With an energetic delivery and natural sense of humor, his performances stood out among their peers.
Dougie is an observational comedian known for drawing audiences into laughter with his unique perspective and ease. He has performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as supporting major comedy tours.
He has appeared on television shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live, as well as performing regularly at Improv comedy clubs nationwide. Additionally, he has competed in various comedy festivals like Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and Boston Comedy Fest.
He has made numerous movie appearances such as Cool Runnings and played Sanka Coffie – an energetic pushcart operator in the film. Additionally, he appeared as Sanka’s father in We Are Three Sisters as well as being King Lear’s Fool in King Lear and in We Are Three Sisters as an English comedy play. Additionally he has provided radio interviews as well as written for various publications.
Achievement and Honors
Dougie has performed at numerous comedy clubs & festivals nationwide, winning several contests such as Improv’s New Faces of Comedy Finalist competition and World Series of Comedy Main Event competition. Additionally, he has made appearances on Comedy Central, SiriusXM radio shows and other syndicated programs.
He has appeared on television soaps and the Granada comedy show The Comedians; played Dog Man in Take My Wife (1979); and made his final acting appearance this January on Coronation Street as Ted Spear who was struck down by Faye Windass’ car after New Year’s Eve party.
Dougie’s unique approach and stage presence have earned him gigs on Celebrity, Holland America & Princess cruise lines, in addition to hosting his Halfway House podcast which can be heard for free on YouTube.
Dougie B is a family man living with his partner and two children in New York City. In his free time he works on his craft while taking in all that the city life offers him.
He is well-known for his quick wit and engaging stage presence. He has graced audiences at several comedy festivals and venues worldwide with his engaging personality and dynamic performances.
As well as his stand up comedy career, he has also made appearances on several television series and films, such as Where I Live on ABC and as Hilton Lucas’ boarder on Cosby. Cool Runnings and Eight Legged Freaks both featured him prominently as actors.
In 2022, Cordee released his debut mixtape Nobody Bigger which features artists like Cordee, TG Crippy, 2Rare & yvngxchris and has amassed over 66 Million Spotify streams since.
Dougie B began his music career alongside Kay Flock and B-Lovee. Their song titled “Brotherly Love” eventually garnered over 25 million views within a year of release.
He appeared in various films, such as 1992’s Mo’ Better Blues and 1993’s Cool Runnings as Sanka Coffie in both movies. Additionally, he founded several clothing lines – Zookie, Saint Kidd, and Polonius being three examples – and founded these during this timeframe.
He may have had some controversy in his life, but that only seems to make him stronger as an entertainer. His sense of humor allows him to engage with audiences easily, while his unique singing style sets him apart from competitors.