Bone Hampton from B.E.T. to A.G.T. we track the journey of the clean funny man.
The Dove Award-winning “Comedian of the Year” joins me today to talk all things comedy. I’ve known Bone for a solid ten years and although we’ve broke bread, appeared on some of the same tapings and are part of the Christian Comedy Association, I haven’t spent as much time as I would have liked with him. So today, we make up for it with an in-depth hour long interview that is wall to wall jam packed with comedy gold.
BONE HAMPTON SHOW NOTES
Specifically, Bone Hampton and I talk about:
- His days as University of North Texas football player and Rah Rah dude
- Winning $500 from Oscar-winning actor, Jamie Foxx
- Being one of the few clean comedians in Hollywood
- Opening for Carman on the road
- Learning to do Bible jokes for the unsaved
- BET’s “Comic View“
- His two stints as Guest Co-Host of ABC’s “The View“
- His friendship with Actress/Comedienne Sherri Shepherd
- How he worked on NBC’s “My Name is Earl“
- America’s Got Talent
- The importance of honing a 90 second set
- The role a “back story” plays in television
and a whole lot more!
More about BONE HAMPTON
When he’s not on set, the comedian/actor answers the call of the road, traveling across the country bringing merriment to the masses. As one of the superstars of clean/Christian entertainment, Bone is the host of JoyFest, the premiere gospel music festival. Bone has toured with the likes of Chonda Pierce, LeCrae, as well as Sherri Shepherd. He credits his success, in part, to “co-laborers in the faith”–friends such as Shepherd and Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) “who believe it is possible to be a Christian and make it in showbiz.”
His memorable appearance in the bestselling DVD, “Thou Shalt Laugh: The Deuce,” hosted Emmy Award-winning comedy legend Tim Conway (“The Carol Burnett Show” and “SpongeBob Square Pants”), led to a repeat performance in the follow up project, “Thou Shalt Laugh 5” hosted by Chonda Pierce and featuring Thor Ramsey (“Bananas”), Taylor Mason (Taylor’s Attic”), and Victoria Jackson (“Saturday Night Live”).
Episode Sponsors …
This episode is sponsored by PATREON supporter Amy Lynch and the “HOT BREATH” PODCAST with JOEL BYARS. Hot Breath focuses on Stand-Up just like the School of Laughs. Trust me, you will dig it!