Bill Bushart is the self-proclaimed King of Detroit Blue Comedy, and was influenced by comedy greats Don Rickles, Richard Pryor and Bobby Slayton. His offbeat style and animated stage show leaves audiences begging for mercy. Bill Bushart has worked with some of entertainment’s biggest names, including Gilbert Gottfried, Lisa Lampanelli, and the late Greg Geraldo. He continues to tour the country as a favorite headline act among all the club-goers and comedy fans nationwide, and was named by the Metro Times as “The Funniest Comedian in Detroit” in 2010.
With over a decade of experience as a stand-up comedy teacher/coach/mentor under his belt, Bill Bushart is widely regarded as the go-to guy to get your stand-up going. Voted “Best Audience Comedian in Detroit” by MT readers, it’s no wonder that Bill Bushart is among the most popular performers in the region. His ability to recount everyday situations in a hilariously-demented manner will leave you laughing the next day.
Bill Bushart was named the “Best Comedian in Detroit 2010” by the Metro Times. “A drill sergeant with a smart mouth” said The Detroit Free Press. “Best Bet!”, The Detroit News. Bill’s fast paced, high energy, in your face of comedy has kept audiences laughing across the country. He has appeared on Detroit’s “Drew & Mike”; WJR 760 with Frank Beckman and FOX TV. He has worked with comedy greats Greg Geraldo, Lisa Lampanelli, Gilbert Gottfried and headlines clubs across the country! “A bitter pill to swallow” is how Bill Bushart describes his brand of humor. His act is physical and energetic and his topic choices can be rude, crude and downright raunchy. Every comedian in Michigan knows who Bill Bushart is. He is the Godfather of the comedy scene. He’s mentored either officially or unofficially just about everyone at one point in time or another.
Not only is he a phenomenal comedian who takes charge of a room like no other, he’s also the Marketing Director at Joey’s Comedy Club in Livonia. There are two vastly different sides to Bill’s persona. There’s the on stage Pitbull who owns a comedy show and then there’s the St. Bernard who will make sure you are safe on your journey. Bill Bushart is not recommended for the easily offended. The rest of you will simply bask in the glory of some of the best adult humor anywhere. Always a staff favorite!
Join Comedians Bill Bushart, Dave Landau, Bryan McCree and Norm Stulz for a night of laughs at the TCA on January 25. The Legends of Michigan Comedy show is being emceed by local favorite Steve Smargon.
The Legends of Michigan Comedy Show will shake the winter chill off on Saturday, January 25 at the TCA. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for seniors and military members (Adult Content – Not Recommended for Youth). Tickets can be purchased at 517-423-6617, at the box office located at 400 N. Maumee Street, or on-line at www.thetca.org. Tecumseh Center for the Arts’ 39th season is sponsored by Three Dudes and Dinner. The National Touring Season is sponsored in part by Tuckey’s Big Boy and Carpet on Wheels. The Legends of Michigan Comedy Show Sponsor is TLC Community Credit Union.
Behind the scenes of Tecumseh Center for the Arts.