Mar 15, 2018
Coll Beans Comedy Producer Corey Craig catches up with his comedy mentor and Ice House Comedy Club main stage comedian, Tone Bell!
Bell was born in Decatur, Georgia and grew up in Atlanta. He attended Savannah State University majoring in television and film and acted as their school mascot at football games as well. For an income after graduation, Tone taught first grade, before working on the production of HBO's Warm Springs and doing other various promo work.
Bell took a job in San Francisco as a brand manager with Swivel Media for a year, before moving back to Atlanta. There he started doing promotion work for a beer company that eventually transferred him to Dallas where he started doing open-mics at various comedy clubs.
Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Bell won the NBC Stand Up For Diversity Talent Search in 2012 and was awarded a development deal from the network. He was cast as RJ the bartender in the NBC sitcom Whitney and later as Tedward in NBC's Bad Judge.
Bell also appeared in other TV shows, including VH1's Single Ladies, E!'s Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings, Comedy Central's Key and Peele and Game Show Network's Mind of a Man and hosted the first season hidden camera show Jerks with Cameras on MTV.