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Special Event: Bruce Bruce

Friday

Oct 20, 2017 – 7:30 PM

(on various days)

1151 St Louis Galleria Street
Saint Louis, MO 63117 Map

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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 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 the Larry the Cable Guy-starrer Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. He also recently appeared in the comedy Who’s Your Caddy as “Golf Ball Eddie.”

Bruce is 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 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.” Bruce went on to star in his own “Comedy Central Presents” special which he followed with 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. He also appeared in Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, and recently appeared with Ice Cube in XXX: State of the Union.

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.”

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 on TBS’s “Comedy You Can Believe In” hosted by David Alan Grier June 2009 and in rerun’s of both Comedy Central Presents and BET’s ubersuccessful “Comic View”. 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.

Bruce Bruce: 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 as well as on hit television programs, while 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. He also does comedy appropriate for the entire family and has earned his title as the "Mayor of Comedy." After receiving the highest ratings ever as the host of BET's 10th "Comic View" for two seasons, Bruce returned to the BET family this past October, as the new host of the highly rated "Coming to the Stage."

Bruce starred in his own "Comedy Central Presents" special early last year and UrbanWorks Entertainment released a One-Hour comedy special DVD "Bruce Bruce Live" this past summer. Bruce will be seen in Ice Cube's XXX: State of the Union, and can be seen in a cameo role as "Lime Pimp" in Hair Show starring Mo'Nique and Kellita Smith. He also recently shot a role in Cloud Nine, starring D.L. Hughley. Bruce was also named the most recent host of Original Kings of Comedy promoter Walter Latham's last comedy tour, The Crown Royal Comedy Festival.

Bruce's comedy can actually be traced back to when he was working as a chef straight 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 performed on a regular basis. When the BET program "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. Ultimately, he appeared on the show three times. In 1993, Bruce made his first appearance on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," as he became a comedy club hopper, consequently receiving his big break from his 1994 appearance on "Showtime at the Apollo," hosted by Steve Harvey. His performance was so strong and impressive that the Apollo asked him back to perform two more times in 1995.

After touring in multiple comedy clubs for numerous years, Bruce 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 is also featured along side Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog as Dewayne, a good-natured "rent-a-cop," in the Lions Gate Films feature, The Wash.

In addition to his television career Bruce is known for his memorable appearances at the prestigious Black Film Festival in Acapulco (2001), the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal (2000 and 2003), 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

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