As the Flyest Comedienne Around, B-Phlat’s personality is as big as her comedy. With high-profile appearances including HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Showtime’s Comics Without Borders, and STARZ Channel’s Martin Lawrence Presents the 1st Amendment Comedy Show, to name a few, B-Phlat has been spreading her own unique blend of brassy, urban humor. Her comedy goes beyond laughs, as she strays from the norms of man-bashing and profanity and instead uses her hysterical routines to honestly examine her life, urging other women to both improve and empower themselves.
This sassy St. Louis native, born Beverly Nelson, developed her tenacity and wit at an early age as a means to stand out as the only girl in family of four brothers. In order to escape the testosterone, B-Phlat moved to Philadelphia for grad school in 1992. It was here that her career launched three years later in 1995, when her friends signed her up for a talent show without her knowing. She hasn’t looked back since, continuing to draw her growing audiences into her funny tales of life, love, and happiness.
B-Phlat’s extensive list of television appearances also includes The Travel Channel’s Show Me St. Louis with Cedric the Entertainer, Byron Allen’s Comics Unleashed, Showtime at the Apollo, and BET’s One Mic Stand and Baldwin Hills. She also co-hosted with Kenny “Baby Face” Edmond’s Where Music Meets Film, at the Sundance Film Festival, landed a spot on BET’s Comic View for five years running, and appeared on VH1 on numerous occasions, as both a clip show commentator and a celebrity panelist on The Love Lounge.
When she’s not spreading her humor on the screen, B-Phlat continues to tour extensively throughout the United States and Europe. She served as both Host and Headliner for the several years on the RJE Urban Comedy Cabaret Tour, which is the largest, highest grossing, and longest running comedy tour catering to colleges and universities in the nation. In September 2006, MCfilmworks produced her innovative one-woman show, St. Philly—My Black Utopia. Since its premiere at the ACME Comedy Theater in Los Angeles, B-Phlat has been on the road performing her urban tale at comedy clubs and venues across the country.