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 from all walks of life for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality sets 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. From his role as host of BET's 10th "Comic View" for two seasons to his many appearances on TV and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that his found and made his mark in the business. Bruce recently 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, and appeared in Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. He also appeared in the comedy Who’s Your Caddy as “Golf Ball Eddie.”
Bruceis one of the nation’s favorite standup comedians, and will hit the road again this fall with a national comedy tour. In addition to standup comedy, film and TV, Bruce can also add author to his list of credits. Bruce released his first book Baby James Brown from Penguin Publishing. Within those 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 comedic routine to the Comedy Act Theater in Atlanta where he was an instant hit. When BET’s”Coast to Coast” came to town searching for new and talented stand-up comedians, Bruce pursued the opportunity to appear on the show and incessantly auditioned 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 "Showtime at the Apollo," hosted by Steve Harvey in 1994. His performance was so strong and impressive that the Apollo asked him back to perform two more times 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 of the highly rated "Coming to the Stage."Bruce went on to star in his own "Comedy Central Presents" special which he followed with an UrbanWorks Entertainment release of his One-Hour comedy special DVD "Bruce Bruce Live". On the big screen, Bruce has created unforgettably crazy characters like "Lime Pimp" in Hair Show starring Mo'Nique and ”Dewayne”, the lovable security guard in The Wash. starring Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre. He can also be seen in Ice Cube's XXX: State of the Union.
Bruce’s bigger than life personality has transcended 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."
Bruce’s memorable festival appearances include the prestigious Black Film Festival in Acapulco (2001), the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal (2000, 2003 and 2008), Laffapalooza Festival in Atlanta, GA (1999-2002) and the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen (2002).
When not performing in comedy clubs across the country, Bruce divides his time between his homes in Atlanta and Los Angeles. He is also extremely dedicated to his incredible car collection, which includes two Harley Davidson trucks and four Buick muscle cars, among others.