Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills. Bruce's larger than life comedic style has been showcased across the country. 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. After receiving the highest ratings ever as the host of BET's 10 th Anniversary Comic View for two seasons, Bruce returned to the BET family in October 2004, as the new host of the highly rated Coming to the Stage .
In addition to touring nationally, Bruce has recently starred in his own Comedy Central Presents special followed by an Urban Works Entertainment release of his one-hour comedy special DVD Bruce Bruce Live. 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. Bruce most recently appeared with Ice Cube in XXX: State of the Union released earlier this year. And next up for Bruce is the Paramount feature Health Inspector, in which he stars along side Larry the Cable Guy. That film is scheduled for release on March 31, 2006.
In March 2005, Bruce signed on as the national spokesperson for Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits . A well-known fan of the popular franchise, Bruce is the star of their “Stand-Up for Flavor” commercials. Bruce Bruce can also now add author to his list of credits. This fall Bruce will release 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 sales man 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; f ollowed 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.
After touring in multiple comedy clubs for numerous years, Bruce has transcended his personality onto the music video scene. Most recently, 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 appears with Outkast again in their new HBO feature My Life in Idlewild later this year.
Bruce's memorable festival appearances include the prestigious Black Film Festival in Acapulco (2001), the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal (2000 /2003), Laffapalooza 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.