Bell the performer emerged. Imagine a combination of a TED Talk, standup routine and confessional sermon. He took to the stage backed by a throbbing hip-hop beat as a DJ chanted, "Who Dat? Who Dat?" "Good evening 'Hotlanta,' " Bell said. Bell launched into a series of sermonettes, comic stories and self-deprecating jokes....He told them there was an open bar in the back for them.