Howie Bell! If you’re a live performer of any sort I suggest going to witness Howie Bell live on stage. Bell’s comedic style is a blend of energy, tone, and spirit that has a touch of drama with the rhythm of music. Bell began as an actor and transitioned to stand-up comedy. In the mid 90’s he worked on the production team for his brother’s play which starred Detroit legends Keith Washington, Tony Roberts, and more. Between takes and set-up he quickly learned that he had a calling for stand-up comedy. From backstage joking and sanctifying with Tony Roberts he took to the mic himself.
His stories of family, growing up, and Detroit life are hilarious. Classic TV appearances on BET’s Comic View and Showtime’s Bad Boys of Comedy have added to the cult legacy of those series.
We discussed his start, living in Los Angeles, meeting his wife, and more. We highlight his epic birthday party in 2007 where Darnell Macon and Ken ‘Blanks’ Harrell helped Howie give one of Detroit’s best parties ever. Check out the Howie Bell Detroit is Different feature.
Connect with Howie Bell online at HBZOnile through Twitter; Howie Bell through Facebook; or direct at (313) 207-7647. Visit online at www.detroitisdifferent.com