Pittsburgh Improv Hosts Bill Bellamy; Brownie Mary Show at Club Cafe (CPs Fri., 2/20/15)

1) Among many other accolades, standup comedian Bill Bellamy is credited with coining the phrase for when you’re making the late night phone call trying to hook up with someone—a “booty call.” He created the term during an appearance on HBO’s Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam. Bellamy has another interesting situation, he is former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal’s cousin. The Rutger’s graduate with a degree in economics has made appearances on many of the top shows on the comedy circuit including E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” Other notables for Bellamy are hosting several different TV shows including “MTV’s Beach House” and two seasons of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing. He acted alongside Peter Facinelli and Tiffani Thiessen on Fox’s 2002 show “Fastlane” and had a recurring character on the TV Land show “Hot in Cleveland.” Bellamy was the host and executive producer (an econ degree can come in handy) of “Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes?” on TV One and has a new syndicated TV show coming out this year called “Let’s Ask America.” 8 and 10:30 p.m. tonight. Performances through Sunday. Pittsburgh Improv, 166 East Bridge St., The Waterfront, Homestead.


2) Having kids changes everything. Just ask Kelsey Friday. Those present in the Pittsburgh rock scene of the ’90s may recall Friday as the wailing lead singer of downbeat alt-rock band Brownie Mary. Fifteen years and two pregnancies later, she is now singing about the sun and being happy and why it’s OK to be afraid sometimes, as the leader of the cutely named children’s music outfit Kelsey Friday and the Rest of the Week. She’s not relying on that material tonight at Club Cafe however. She and her former Brownie Mary bandmates will be ripping it up all night—or at least for as long as she could arrange a sitter. Keep on rockin’ Kelsey! 7 p.m. 56-58 South 12th St., South Side. SOLD OUT.

3) Jergel’s Rhythm Grille is celebrating its third anniversary in grand style tonight with performances by king cool Donnie Iris & the Cruisers with special guests The Brighton Boys, The Nick Marzock Band and a special appearance by 9-year old Ava Maha. Celebration starts at 8 p.m. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.

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