There are few voices in comedy as unique and potent as Corey White.
In 2014, Corey performed his debut stand up show The Cane Toad Effect – a staggeringly personal story of his experience growing up in foster care, surviving domestic violence, recovering from drug addiction and dealing with mental illness. He handled this material with a deftness and humour that far exceeded his experience, garnering critical praise and winning Best Show at the 2014 Sydney Fringe and Best Newcomer Award at the 2015 Melbourne Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival.
He was later profiled on ABC TV’s Australian Story, shining a light on his and his sister’s experience growing up in the foster care system and the path that took him all the way to the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. In late 2016 he was selected to have his show recorded as part of the ABC Next Gen comedy series.
Corey returned to the stage in 2019 with a hilarious brand-new stand-up show, X-Ray, which performed at the Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festival.
In 2018, Corey White’s Roadmap to Paradise, a series created by Corey for the ABC, aimed to solve all the world’s problems while continuing to advocate for change for kids stuck in our dysfunctional foster care system. He is also very funny.
The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory, a memoir written by Corey White will be released by Penguin on 16th July 2019.
What they have said about The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory:
“‘So beautifully written, so important, so absolutely unflinching as it gently takes you by the hand to show you exactly what the difference is between falling and flying.’” Sarah Krasnostein
“‘There are so many reasons that I loved this book but one of them is that, while Corey’s story is extraordinary, his honesty will make it touch anyone with a heart (and that might be the corniest thing that I’ve ever written). Just read it.’” Judith Lucy
“‘Equal parts hilarious and horrifying, Corey’s story is one of the most powerful I have ever read.’” Wil Anderson