Stand-up Comic Donald Lacy (Def Comedy Jam) Takes the Mic
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Best known as the host of NBC's Last Comic Standing, Bill Bellamy first came to national notoriety on Def Comedy Jam, where he is credited with coining the phrase "booty call." He got his start hosting MTV Jams, and has starred in numerous movies and TV shows, including Any Given Sunday and How to Be a Player. He's also been seen on The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and for the past four seasons, he has served as the host and executive producer of the hit TV One network series, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? Learn More
Donald E. Lacy, Jr. is a SFSU alumnus. His acting credits include: Jack, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Blood In, Blood Out, directed by Taylor Hackford; L.A. Heat, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper on ABC; Good Person of Szechwan at Berkeley Repertory Theater. In 2006 he appeared in the Shelter at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles, under the direction of Valery Belyakovich of the Moscow Art Theater. He also appeared in Jitney, by August Wilson at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater. Mr. Lacy appeared as Bennie in Hotel Angulo, and Soul of a Whore by Denis Johnson both performed at the Intersection for the Arts. In 2006 Donald also premiered Color Struck, a one man show that examines with humor, institutionalized racism. Directorial credits include Montage of a Dream Deferred, Boseman & Lena, Streamers, The Dutchman, Homebase and _The Loudest Scream You’ll Never Hear. _
Mr. Lacy traveled on a 75-city tour with the Harlem Globetrotters as “The Voice.” As a playwright, Mr. Lacy has had several of his plays produced, including The Loudest Scream You’ll Never Hear, a critically acclaimed drama based on the Atlanta child murders; Homebase, a tragic comedy about crack-cocaine addiction; and Evolution of the Soul Brother, which toured nationally. He also premiered LoEshé at the 1998 Afro Solo Festival, about the life and untimely death of his 16-year-old daughter.
Donald Lacy is one of the funniest comedians in the country. He was the first runner-up in the “1993 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition”. He tours regularly across the U. S. and around the world as a headliner, from Chicago, to Kaiserslautern in Germany. He has been seen on BET’s Comic View and on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. Mr. Lacy spent his Thanksgiving holiday in 2001 entertaining the troops abroad in a Far East tour that included; Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Singapore, & Diego Garcia. He returned on the same tour in 2004.