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Steal My Idea!

Steal My Idea
Wednesday, May 10th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

MC'd by comedian Horace H.B. Sanders, Steal My Idea is a new event for the 2023 BMCC – a show within a show! It is a cross between the Gong Show and Shark Tank. The presenters are given about two minutes to pitch their innovative ideas to an audience primed and hyped beforehand by an expert MC. Each presenter is thrown a "curve ball" (think hula hoop or scarves to juggle or clarinet to toot) in the middle of their presentation. The audience hoots and hollers and claps and, at the end, electronically votes for their favorite, brave innovator. Innovative ideas will be tied to the priorities of the Statewide Housing Plan, and housing partners will enjoy both hearing about them and joining in the fun. Prizes will be awarded!

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Horace H.B. Sanders headshotMC – Horace H.B. Sanders

This Detroit native received his comedic break while studying at The University of Michigan.  Horace H. B. Sanders has combined his gifts of writing, improvisation and acting, while utilizing his unique perspective, to become a World-Class Stand-Up Comedian.  Horace has been blessed to bring laughter to audiences of all kinds across North America, The Caribbean and entertained U.S. Troops in Japan.  No matter the location; whether a sold-out arena, church, corporate gathering, comedy club, university concert or TV production, Horace H.B. Sanders is guaranteed to deliver. 

Horace is honored to be the reigning "CBS Star Search Comedy Champion" with a combined perfect score from live home audience and celebrity judges.  He has been featured on numerous networks including ABC's "Detroit 187", BET, Comedy Central, The Word Network and Pure Flix.  Horace is also costar of the critically acclaimed documentary "Funny".   He performed in front of more than 40,000 people at Phillips Arena (Atlanta, GA) alongside Steve Harvey and the legendary Sinbad. 

Horace has extensive experience as a radio personality and was the co-host of Angelo Henderson’s “Your Voice" in Detroit, Michigan.  Within the last few years Horace expanded his voice into the world of storytelling and had his work featured internationally on NPR and "The Moth". He was soon after snagged to tour with one of their main-stage shows where he was met with newfound success and appreciation.  

The dynamic of Horace H. B. Sanders is the rare ability to generate fresh material so audiences don't just like his performance one, but can love it, over and over again.  Never the same show twice!  They say that we are a product of whom we hang around with.  In that case it is no wonder that Horace is on his way to unprecedented success because he has worked with a plethora of artists from JB Smooth, Dave Chappelle, Bernie Mac, LeAnn Rimes, Anita Baker, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Aretha Franklin, to name a few.  Once you have seen Horace H. B. Sanders perform you will know why the H.B. stands for “Hilarious Brother!".