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The 2012 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival Crowns Comedian Willie Lynch Jr. This Year's Winner!

Posted May 23, 2012

Yesterday we were informed that the longest running comedy competition and festival, The Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival, crowned it’s winner this past weekend, and it was comedian Willie Lynch Jr.!

The Bay Area Comedy Festival announced this year was their 26th year, and as we stated previously, everyone has crossed their stage at one point in time from Chris Tucker, to Katt Williams to DL Hughley just to name a few. This past year Don “DC” Curry was the host and we hear that it was an exciting weekend!

The Finalists of this year’s competition with Willie Lynch seated and crowned the winner!



Here is some brief info about the festival that we received BEFORE the festival took place;

The 26th Anniversary Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival, the word’s longest-running showcase of urban comedians is returning to Oakland, one of the cities where it all began. The premiere urban comedy contest and educational festival brings its brand of stand-up to one of the world’s premiere jazz venues, Yoshi’s Oakland.

The BABCCF, which in previous years has been broken up into two parts over a three-month period, will all take place in one fun-filled weekend in May.


Hosted by Actor/Comedian Don “DC” Curry, the three-day/three-night comedy convention features over 60 talented and diverse comedians from Northern California and all across the country. The Award-winning Comedian Educational Forum offers career-building daytime panels, classes and workshops.  The centerpiece of the annual laughter fest takes place each night and touts six high-energy shows of high-stakes competition for more than $15,000.00 in cash, prizes and international bookings.

Stay tuned as we will have more info about the past weekend real soon!

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