Guest List: Bill Bellamy

February 5, 2010 5:31:29 AM PST
Bill is the host and executive producer of the hit TV One comedy competition show "Who's Got Jokes" which premiered its fourth season last fall. It is one of the only national platforms for young, rising comics. The twist about the show is that the comics must keep their material clean or they get docked points for raunchiness.

-He recently completed filming the urban comedy "The Lottery Ticket" with Bow Wow, Ice Cube and Brandon T. Jackson.

-He also hosted the last two seasons on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and is currently on a national stand-up tour.

-His credits include starring in the FOX series "Fastlane" and the films "Any Given Sunday," "The Brothers," "How To Be a Player" and "Love Jones." He was the host of hit show "MTV Jams" for five years.

He recently completed filming the urban comedy "The Lottery Ticket" with Bow Wow, Ice Cube and Brandon T. Jackson. Directed by Erik White, the story revolves around a young man living in the projects who wins $370 million in the lottery. He must survive a three-day holiday weekend after his opportunistic neighbors discover he still has the winning ticket in his possession. For five years Bill had the unique opportunity to host MTV JAMZ where he was able to cleverly blend an eclectic mix of street culture, locker room observations and a myriad of experiences placing Bill well ahead of the new generation of funny men. He was the Host of season of "Last Comic Standing". Bill has been seen on "Fastlane", "Men Women and Dogs" and "Entertainment Tonight"and "Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes?". Bellamy also starred as the voice of Skeeter in Nickelodeon's hit action-comedy series Cousin Skeeter. He was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his outstanding performance on the show. He has appeared in the following films, "The Brothers" opposite D.L. Hughley, "Getting Played", "Any Given Sunday", "Love Stinks", "Love Jones' and "How to be a player". He made his national television debut as a featured guest on Showtime at the Apollo. His success with the "toughest audience in the world" caught the attention of comedy producers Bernie Brillstein and Russell Simmons. The two immediately signed him on as a guest star of HBO's Def Comedy Jam. Soon after, Bellamy starred in his own Showtime comedy special "Booty Call", which became one of the network's top-rated specials. The rest, as they say, is history. Visit: www.billbellamy.com or check him out on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHL4gVkJJM0 Showtimes: Fri: 8:00PM & 10:15PM / Sat: 7:00PM & 9:15PM / Sun 7:00PM Tickets: $24

The IMPROV
5 Woodfield Rd.
Schaumburg
(inside the Woodfield Mall)
Friday night - Sunday
847-240-2001
www.improv.com

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