The New Jersey-born comedian got his start in comedy after doing a routine during a male beauty pageant in which he was compete. Some time later, Russell Simmons caught him during a “Showtime At the Apollo” appearance, and he was tapped for the then-fledgling “Def Comedy Jam.”
Since then, Bellamy has been credited with adding the phrase “booty call” to the national lexicon and seems to be the first black comic called when anyone needs a host – thus his stints on “Last Comic Standing” and his own “Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes.”
If you want to catch Bellamy live, here are his upcoming tour dates:
Friday, May 13 though Sunday, May 15
NEW YORK CITY
Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29
8 & 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12