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BIOGRAPHY

 "Billy D. Washington shows a smooth, articulate intelligence of a well-read guy two decades in the business and still at his prime. As an African-American, he presents terrific sly twists on urban expectations..."
-Theater Jones

“Low-key intensity and dead on humor” is how the Denver Post described Billy D. Washington. His twisted takes on Americana, combined with his clever piano musings has made him a formidable force in the world of stand-up comedy since 1991.

​Billy D. Washington is an award winning comedian who has been featured at the prestigious 'Just for Laughs' Comedy Festival twice, HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and for three years traveled with The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin as her opening act. He has also appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam three times, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Last Comic Standing, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Bob and Tom radio show, and spent time on VH-1 as a host and on-air personality. He was identified as one of the most diverse comedians in America by the NBC stand-up for diversity initiative, and was recently a celebrity judge on the popular Carnival Cruise Line series, “Island Hoppers” with James Van Der Beek. His latest album, “The Washington Posts” has received both critical and commercial success since its 2019 release and is distributed by 800 Pound Gorilla and Warner Brothers records. 

Billy D. Washington is a natural creative. He has written and directed 14 plays, 2 award winning short films and in 2020 he created sonic fiction podcast called, “Tales of the Virus”, an urban story about a pandemic driven zombie apogolypse. Most recently, Billy wrote and produced the satirical romp, "Trump Is Gone” a political anthem that has generated over 5 million views worldwide. Billy D. has spent the past 30 years performing in the the top comedy clubs, cruise ships, colleges and theaters in the country including the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY.

20 facts: 

 

1. I once had a 30 minute conversation with Mark Wahlberg about an ex-girlfriend of his in Houston.

2. Russell Simmons managed me for 3 years.

3. Chris Paul once bought one of my CD's for 100.00.

4. I've been hugged by Justin Timberlake.

5. I've been kissed on the cheek by Jerry Jones.

6. I was the 2nd to last VJ to work for VH-1.

7. I once closed a show in Montreal that featured Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes and Bruce Bruce...at their request. 

8. I performed on the Def Comedy Jam 3 consecutive years. 

9. I've played Radio City Music Hall with Aretha Franklin.

10. I was cast as a principal in a movie with Jeff Bridges. 

11. OJ Simpson is my 3rd cousin.

12. I created a TV show that lasted 4 seasons and I was never credited. 

13. I've written 14 plays. 

14. I wrote the most popular comedy blog on the most popular online comedy magazine in the country in 2012.

15. I've beaten Matthew McConaughey, Calvin Murphy and Dennis Miller on the pool table.

16. I spoke on the phone with Phyllis Hyman 2 days before she died.

17. I accidentally captured one of "Americas Most Wanted" during a routine traffic stop.

18. I've performed in every state other than Washington and Oregon.

19. Bette Midler once called me handsome. 

20. I once turned down a 30,000.00 TV deal holding out for another one. I got neither.

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