Billy D. Washington

Billy D. Washington

 Houston, Texas, USA
BandComedyJazz

Smooth, twisted, music and comedy

Biography

If you’re thinking you don’t know Billy D. Washington, don’t be too hasty, ladies and gentleman. For one thing, if you happened to be spending some time in Houston several years ago, and happened to stray outside the lines of legal behavior--we’re not saying criminal behavior, necessarily, but something that would typically involve a response by a cop--you might well have encountered Billy, back in the days when he was a member of the Houston police department. But with any luck, you’ve crossed paths with him at some point after he was one of Houston’s Finest, and had embarked on a multi-faceted showbiz career. Of course, first and foremost, he’s a top-notch stand-up comedian. But he’s also an enormously talented musician, who often incorporates some deft keyboard playing into his comedy act. In fact, he’s so gifted and dazzling on stage--and this also brings us to another possible place where you might’ve brushed up against Billy--that after opening a concert in 2000 for Aretha Franklin, she was so was blown away by Billy, became such an instant fan, that he’s been her opening act from the moment. Heck, you also might know Billy from television--not just the usual stand-up TV fare, but as a host of various program on VH-1.
Billy’s original songs, parodies and poems have been featured on The Bob and Tom show, HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival, The Montreal Comedy Festival and most recently Comedy Central’s Premium Blend.