Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with
laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic
style. Bruce’s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country,
and he has been entertaining audiences young and old, and of all
backgrounds, for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality set him
apart from other standup comedians. Although Bruce is known for his adult
comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh, and is no
stranger is winning over new audiences with every appearance he makes.
From his role as host for two seasons of BET’s “Comic View” to his many
appearances on tv and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that has found his
mark in the business. Bruce headlined the 2008 Just for Laughs Comedy
Festival in Montreal, leaving the audiences north of the border in stitches. On
the feature film front, Bruce made a cameo in the HBO Films feature
“Idlewild,” appeared in the Larry the Cable Guy-starrer “Larry the Cable
Guy: Health Inspector,” with Ice Cube in Columbia Pictures’ “XXX: State of
the Union” and in the Screen Gems comedy “Think Like a Man.” He most
recently appeared in the Paramount’s, Chris Rock directed, “Top Five.”
Currently, you can catch Bruce starring with Marc Maron in the IFC
Bruce is one of the nation’s favorite standup comedians and can currently be
seen on the national The Real Mike Epps Tour and in selected clubs. In
addition to standup comedy, film and tv, Bruce Bruce can also add author to
his list of credits. Bruce recently released his first book “Baby James Brown”
from Penguin Publishing. Within these pages you will find hilarious stories
from his childhood and learn more about what makes Bruce Bruce one of the
most popular comedians in the business today.
Bruce’s comedy can actually be traced back to when he was working as a
chef directly out of high school. He would entertain his customers with his
humor while cooking up mean BBQ dishes. Bruce also worked as a Frito-
Lays salesman and did everything from shelf placement to performing his
comedy sets during their corporate meetings. Eventually, Bruce brought his
comedy routine to the Comedy Act Theater in Atlanta and was an instant hit.
When BET’s Coast to Coast came to town searching for new and talented
stand-up comedians, Bruce would pursue the opportunity to appear on the
show and would incessantly audition at each club in the area.
Ultimately, he appeared on the show three times. In 1993, Bruce made his
first appearance on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam; followed quickly by an
impressive appearance on the Showtime at the Apollo hosted by Steve
Harvey in 1994. Bruce was asked back to the Apollo two more time in 1995.
His career skyrocketed from there. After receiving the highest ratings ever as
the Host of “BET’s 10th Anniversary Comic View” for two seasons, Bruce
returned to the BET family as the two-time host “Coming to the Stage.”