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Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival

The Bay Area Black Comedy Competition was initially created in 1986 by theatre artist, poet and aspiring comedian Tony Spires, as a means of leveling the playing field for African American and other minority Bay Area stand-up comedians. From it's humble roots, it has evolved into the largest, longest-running live showcase of urban comedians in the world. In it's latest incarnation, The Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival (the BABCCF) has become a major networking convention and a national proving ground for talented up and coming stand-ups of all races and ethnic backgrounds.

Since 2002 it has also become one of the country's leading entertainment industry educational festivals, with daytime symposiums, industry panels, workshops and one-on-one professional consultations, all specifically designed to develop the next generation of stand-up comedians.


Our outstanding alumni include:

Jamie Foxx

Chris Tucker

Nick Cannon

D.C. Curry

Mike Epps

D.L. Hughley

Rodney Perry

Craig Robinson

Sherri Shepherd

Mark Curry


Katt Williams

Sheryl Underwood

Arnez Jay

and many more...


Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients


Paul Mooney

Reynaldo Rey

Robin Harris







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