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. The Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival (the BABCCF) has also 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 the BABCCF has produced 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. The BABCCF has helped launch the careers of some of the biggest names in urban comedy, music, film and TV.
READ THE FOLLOWING RULES CAREFULLY AS THEY WILL BE ENFORCED WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
Tickets can be available for pick-up in the Business Office days prior to the event, or at the door as you enter your show.
Business office is open Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday , Friday 10am to 5pm, and Saturday 11am to 5pm.
"Late show" purchasers will visit the a "will call" window before you get in line to enter the show. TICKET PURCHASER MUST HAVE MATCHING CREDIT CARD USED AND ID. TICKET PURCHASER MUST PRESENT THE CREDIT CARD USED FOR PURCHASE AND ID.
All tickets to are NON - REFUNDABLE
*A valid government-issued photo ID and the CREDIT CARD used to purchase tickets are BOTH REQUIRED to pick up tickets at the box office window.
*Will call tickets must be picked up by the card holder ONLY. Alternate names for will call will not be allowed. All orders that do not have matching CREDIT CARD & ID will be deleted.
*All reserved/VIP seats are held ONLY UNTIL SHOWTIME. After showtime your reserved seats are NOT GUARANTEED.
Purchase ALL VIP tickets for your party in ONE transaction and your party will be sat as a group. . (925) 227-1800.
*If you purchased VIP seats and WISH TO SIT WITH ANOTHER PARTY of VIP seat-holders, you MUST CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT LEAST 72 hrs. PRIOR TO SHOWTIME and we will try to accommodate you. ( seating with separate purchasers is never guaranteed.)
*PLEASE NOTE: There is a (2) item minimum PER PERSON (which can be any combination of food and/or drink).
AGAIN, the above rules will be enforced WITHOUT EXCEPTION.