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Richmond Funny Bone Presents Bill Bellamy_copy

Date: Mar 04 - Mar 06, 2016
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Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and soon was making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Two short years later, Bellamy had earned a spot on “Def Comedy Jam” where he notoriously coined the phrase “booty call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” was instantly one of the network's top-rated specials. In the years following, Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including “MTV Jams” and “MTV Beach House.” Landing his own series, “The Billy Bellamy Show” in 1996, Bellamy continued to star on the big screen in addition to garnering coveted guest roles in several prominent television series. In the feature world, Bellamy starred in LOVE JONES, HOW TO BE A PLAYER, LOVE STINKS, THE BROTHERS, and ANY GIVEN SUNDAY. At the same time, showcasing his mutlihyphenate talents, Bellamy continued to hone his comedy and stand-up prowess.
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