20TH ANNIVERSARY BAY AREA BLACK COMEDY COMPETITION & FESTIVAL 2006
CALL FOR ENTRIES
The ground-breaking, nationally acclaimed Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2006. Event founder/executive producer Tony Spires and Full Circle Entertainment have helped lead the way in urban comedy since 1986. 2006 promises to mark the beginning of a new direction in our industry. With the likes of 1988 Competition champion Mark Curry going on to star in his own hit sitcom, Hangin' With Mr. Cooper; 1990 Runner-up D.L. Hughley going on to three HBO specials, his own hit sitcom The Hughleys and currently the star of his own show on Comedy Central, Weekends At The D.L.; 1991 Competition winner Jamie Foxx going on to co-star in In Livin' Color, HBO Specials, starring in his own hit sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show and in 2005 winning the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an actor the Academy Award for best actor for his inspired performance in Ray, 1992 semi-finalist Chris Tucker, who went directly from the Competition to an appearance on Def Comedy Jam to immediate film superstardom, 1995 winner Don "D.C." Curry who went on to host BET's Comic View and then later co-star in Ice Cube's Next Friday, Two Degrees and Friday After Next and his own starring vehicle, the upcoming ode to the Black comedian, Tears Of A Clown; 1996 Competition finalist Mike Epps with film credits like Next Friday, Friday After Next, All About the Benjamins, The Fighting Temptations and The Honeymooners, has established himself as a major movie star, 1998 finalist Nick Cannon emerging as both an accomplished movie star and recording star, the BABCCF has helped launch the careers of many of todays top stars. Comics from Cedric The Entertainer's Starting Line Up (hit tour and DVDs), like 2000 winner J. J., 2002 winner Rodney Perry, finalist Juan Villareal and Tony Tone were all recruited directly from the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition.
In 2006 the saga continues. The
seminal comedy event of our generation, The Bay Area Black Comedy Competition
& Festival, the showcase that started it all, continues its leadership role at
the vanguard of urban comedy. Our goal is to make the 2006 installment of the
BABCCF the biggest and best ever. If you think you've got star
potential, join us as we make history...again!
THE BAY AREA BLACK COMEDY COMPETITION & FESTIVAL 2006
Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area,
Opening Rounds March 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2006
DEADLINE TO APPLY
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16TH @ 4:00PM
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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival was established in 1986 to provide a showcase in the Bay Area for local Black comedians, comedians of color and urban comedians from all over the country to demonstrate their abilities in the comedic arts and raise the local and national conscientiousness about the validity and viability of urban comedy and the Black Comedian. The BABCCF is open to urban comedians and other comedians of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. An urban sensibility is the only prerequisite.
Over the last two decades The BABCCF has emerged from it's Bay Area roots to become the largest and longest-running showcase of its kind in the world. The Bay Area is where it began but its impact is nationwide and it's participants hail from all over the world. The San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area has long been renown for its outspokenness, it's cultural diversity, and its progressive politics. The BABCCF continues that tradition. Like-minded comedians across the country and around the globe are invited to apply.
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