Bill Bellamy of Last Comic Standing at the Chicago Improv
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The last date listed for Comedian Bill Bellamy was Friday February 1, 2013 / 10:15pm.
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The eldest of three children, Bill used his real life experiences growing up in Newark, New Jersey as stepping-stones to his comedy, stating “The things I talk about in my comedy are my experiences. I just do what I know.” Bellamy entered comedy as a lark. While at Rutgers University, he entered a male beauty pageant and won after he showcased a hidden talent – comedy.
Bill Bellamy was most recently seen last summer co-starring in the urban comedy The Lottery Ticket with Bow Wow and Ice Cube. He also appeared on several episodes this season of Tyler Perry’s TBS series Meet The Browns and guest-starred on ABC’s Castle and USA’s Royal Pains. For the past four seasons, Bill has brought his humor and comedic expertise to his role as host and executive producer of the hit TV One network series, Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes?
In addition, Bellamy hosted NBC’s comedy competition series Last Comic Standing for two seasons and headlined the 2006 season of Def Comedy Jam on HBO. Bill starred in the FOX series Fastlane, the WB sitcom Men, Women & Dogs and the TBS original movie Getting Played opposite Vivica A. Fox, Carmen Electra and Stacey Dash.
Bellamy made his feature film debut in the spring of 1997, opposite Nia Long and Larenz Tate in the critically acclaimed romantic comedy Love Jones, and successfully followed that with his leading man debut in the hit comedy, Def Jam’s How To Be A Player. Bellamy’s other film credits include co-starring in Oliver Stone’s highly lauded film Any Given Sunday, where Bellamy portrayed superstar wide receiver Jimmy Sanderson. In 2001, he co-starred in the comedy hit The Brothers opposite D.L. Hughley, Shemar Moore and Morris Chestnut.
Bellamy also starred as 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.
Bill’s universal appeal has landed him duties as a national celebrity spokesperson for both AT&T and Pepsi and, in 1998, he appeared opposite Shaquille O’Neal in a national Reebok television commercial campaign. His numerous television appearances include The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Regis & Kelly, Today, Entertainment Tonight, Chelsea Lately, Carson Daly, Lopez Tonight, Wendy Williams and Joy Behar.