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 in winning over new audiences with every appearance he makes.
From his early 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,”
Paramount’s Chris Rock directed “Top Five,” He most recently appeared in
two big screen comedies, “The Trap,” starring Mike Epps, and in Universal
Picture’s, “Undercover Brother 2,” and on the small screen guest-starring
with Loretta Devine in the Netflix “Family Reunion” comedy series.
Bruce is one of the nation’s favorite standup comedians and can currently be
seen on two different national tours, “LIT-AF Tour” with Martin Lawrence,
The Real Mike Epps Tour, and in selected clubs and theatres. In addition to
standup comedy, film and tv, Bruce Bruce can also add author to his list of
credits. Bruce 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.”
Bruce went on to star in his own “Comedy Central Presents” special which
he followed with a release of his one-hour comedy special DVD “Bruce
Bruce Live”(2003) and more recently on “Losin’ It” (Showtime 2011). On
the big screen, Bruce has created crazy characters like the “Lime Pimp” in
Hair Show starring Mo ‘Nique, and “Dewayne” the lovable security guard in
The Wash starring Snoop Dog and Dr Dre. He also appeared as Larry’s
buddy, “Big Shug,” in the Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, XXX:
State of the Union, hilarious “Maitre D” in the Mike Epps’s The Trap and as
the memorable “Golf Ball Eddie” in Who’s Your Caddy. On the small
screen, Bruce recently turned a small role as “Brother Davis” into a hilarious
foil for Loretta Devine’s character in “Family Reunion.”
Bruce’s bigger than life personality has transcended his personality onto the
music video scene as well. He has made guest appearances in videos with
Ludacris and the Ying Yang Twins (after being named in their hit song “Salt
Shaker”). He appeared in the monstrous 1996 summer hit “Come On Ride
the Train (Ride It)” by Quad City DJs and can also be seen in Outkast’s
music video “So Fresh, So Clean.” Most recently, Bruce appears with
Anthony Anderson in the KEM music video, “You’re On My Mind.”
Bruce also shares his comedic takes on various podcasts including Marc
Maron’s “WTF,” “Strong Black Lead” (Netflix Podcast) and on Kevin
Hart’s “Comedy Gold Minds” (LOL Radio Podcast) releasing this July 2021.
Bruce’s memorable festival appearances include the prestigious, Just For
Laughs Comedy Festival in both Chicago (2009) and Montreal (2000
/2003/2008), Laffapalooza in Atlanta, GA (1999-2002) and the US Comedy
Arts Festival in Aspen (2002).
You can currently find Bruce guest-starrring on the Netflix Original comedy
series “Family Reunion,” with Loretta Devine (2021), Syfy’s
“Superstition,” “Showtime at the Apollo (2018),” IFC’s “Maron,” and in
his DVD release, “Losin’ It: Live from Boston,” “Shaquille O’Neal’s
Comedy All Stars” (Showtime 2018) and in constant reruns of “Comic
View” on BET.
When not performing in comedy clubs across the country, Bruce spends his
time at home with his extended family in Atlanta. He is also extremely
dedicated to his incredible car collection, which includes two Harley Davidson
trucks and four Buick muscle cars, among others.
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