The "Ask A Black Man" Comedy Tour
18 & over
Two items minimum
Dress Code Enforced
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Comedy Central Certified
Billy D. Washington
If you’re thinking you don’t know Billy D. Washington, don’t be too hasty, ladies and gentleman. For one thing, if you happened to be spending some time in Houston several years ago, and happened to stray outside the lines of legal behavior--we’re not saying criminal behavior, necessarily, but something that would typically involve a response by a cop--you might well have encountered Billy, back in the days when he was a Houston policeman. But with any luck, you’ve crossed paths with him at some point after he was one of Houston’s Finest, and had embarked on a multi-faceted showbiz career. Of course, first and foremost, he’s a top-notch stand-up comedian. But he’s also an enormously talented musician, who often incorporates some deft keyboard playing into his comedy act. In fact, he’s so gifted and dazzling on stage--and this also brings us to another possible place where you might’ve brushed up against Billy. After opening a concert in 2003 for Aretha Franklin, she was so was blown away by Billy she hired him on the spot to open all her shows nationwide for the next 3 years. Billy has recently completed writing and producing the film, "Bob- The Urban Legend of Comedy" and secured his first international distribution deal with BCD Distribution, the largest independent distribution company in the country.
Billy’s original songs, parodies, poems and comedy routine has been featured on The Bob and Tom show (nationally syndicated), HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival and Def Comedy Jam, The Montreal Comedy Festival, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, BET’s ComicView, the HBO Def Comedy Jam, and most recently the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Last Comic Standing (2007-08).
Vince Morris speaks from the heart, giving him the most unique voice in comedy today.
His thought provoking material challenges audiences to look at, and change, the negative images and stereotypes we accept in our everyday lives.
Now a Los Angeles resident, Vince has flourished into television on such shows as BET's Comic Viiew, Comedy Central's Tough Crowd, The Late Late Show, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, HBO's Sex and The City, and his own half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central.
www.vincemorris.com LOOK FOR VINCE ON THE NEW SEASON OF HBO's DEF COMEDY JAM!!!
The "Ask A Black Man" Comedy Tour
For the past 6 years the S.E.L.L.O.U.T. Comedy Tour has been touring the US and Canada promoting racial inclusion with stand-up comedy as their platform. Initially, this was a mainstream show with black comedians trying to neutralize the "Sellout" concept, and a show with black comedians who didn't use race as a crutch. Mission accomplished.
At the end of these shows they decided to have audience members fill out questionnaires anonymously, asking questions of 4 black men to see how many questions would be based on race. Of the 2000+ questions they collected, over 90% of them were questions that had to do with the color of their skin. It's not a bad thing, but it's certainly noteworthy.
Presently the tour has taken on a different tone. Instead of explaining differences, they perform them. The "Ask A Black Man Comedy Tour" possess a variety of styles that reflect who they are as Americans - not just black Americans, the Q&A portion of their show has earned them standing ovations wherever they perform. Individually, they have a different take on each question, and although they don't answer all of them they still read them...
"...just so you know the types of people you're sitting next to."*
The Tour features:
BT - Netflix, BET and the HBO movie "Suckers"
*Louis Johnson - Showtime and BET
Billy D. Washington - Def Comedy Jam, The Montreal Comedy Festival and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Vince Morris - HBO, Comedy Central Presents Vince Morris, Comics Unleashed and BET's One Mic Stand.