Using his experiences growing up in Newark, BILL BELLAMY started doing stand-up while he was 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 HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, where he notoriously coined the phrase “Booty Call.” The now famous late-night rendezvous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” was instantly one of the network’s top-rated specials. On the heels of the success of that special, 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, while interviewing everyone from the late Kurt Cobain to Janet Jackson.
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, Bellamy continued to hone his comedy and stand-up prowess. He debuted his second comedy special, “Crazy, Sexy, Dirty” in May 2012. It was one of the highest rated comedy specials of their respective years on Showtime.
Bellamy has r guest-starred on USA’s White Collar and appeared on several episodes of Tyler Perry’s Meet The Brownson TBS. He also guest-starred on ABC’s Castle and USA’s Royal Pains. Previously, he hosted four seasons of the TV One comedy competition show Who’s Got Jokes? And two seasons of NBC’s Emmy Nominated Last Comic Standing..
Returning to his first love of stand-up comedy, Bellamy debuted his third Showtime comedy special, “Ladies Night Out” in February 2013. The nation-wide tour with the same name continued throughout the US in 2014. Both the special and the tour feature additional material by comedians Ali Siddiq, J. Reid and D’Lai.
Bill was a recurring co-host on The Rachel Ray Show and Access Hollywood and hosted the red carpet for the ESPY Awards for Entertainment Tonight. He also hosted the syndicated game show Let’s Ask America..
Bellamy resides with his wife and two young children in Los Angeles.
BILL BELLAMY will perform one (1) show at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 1. Tickets are $25 and are available atwww.icehousecomedy.com or by calling The Ice House box office 626-5-577-184. This is a Special Event show.