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Yoshi's Oakland

Dining Reservations

Student Discounts

Dinner:
Monday-Wednesday
5:30pm to 9:00pm

Thursday-Saturday
5:30pm to 10:00pm

Sunday
5:00PM to 9:00PM
*Open 2 hours before the show

Happy Hour:
Mon-Sat
4:30-6pm



Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.238.9200


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Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival 2012

May 18-May 20, 2012


Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival 2012 Hosted by Don "DC" Curry & Featuring Over 60 of the Funniest Stand-up Comedians From All Across the Country

Friday, May 18
8 & 10:30pm $30

Saturday, May 19
8 & 10:30pm $30

Sunday, May 20
7pm $30 & 9:30pm $40

Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival 2012
Hosted by Don "DC" Curry & Featuring Over 60 of the Funniest Stand-up Comedians From All Across the Country
http://www.BlackComedyCompetition.com

The Bay Area Black Comedy Competition (BABCCF) 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 its humble roots, it has evolved into the largest, longest-running, live showcase of urban comedians in the world. 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.  Our outstanding alumni include: Jamie Foxx, Chris Tucker, Don "DC" Curry, Mike Epps, D.L. Hughley, Sherri Shepherd, Rodney Perry, Sheryl Underwood, Craig Robinson, Mark Curry, Katt Williams, Luenell, Nick Cannon, Arnez Jay and many more.


ABOUT OUR HOST DON "DC" CURRY
http://www.DonDCCurry.com

Known by fans across the country for his numerous national television appearances, his yearly theatre tours and for headlining the nation's hottest comedy clubs, Don "DC" Curry is probably most widely recognized for his comedic acting role as the zany "Uncle Elroy" in the hit urban classics, "Next Friday" and "Friday After Next."  His credits also include guest appearances on: The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris, The Steve Harvey Show, The Chris Rock Show, HBO Def Comedy Jam, Starz 1st Amendment Stand Up, Comics Unleashed, Comics Unleashed Hot Chocolate, host of BET Comic View, his own Comedy Central Special, his own BET Special, a series regular role on ABC's Grace Under Fire and the Winner of the 1995 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition.


ABOUT FULL VISION ARTS FOUNDATION
http://www.fullvisionarts.org

Full Vision Arts Foundation (FVAF) is a Bay Area based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping youth reach their full potential via the creation, production and promotion of artistic endeavors and by developing artists that reflect the many faces of the cultural diversity and richness of our community.  FVAF endeavors to expose youth to career options in the arts by involving them first-hand in real-life arts and entertainment productions.  Through our work, we aim to preserve the arts and cultivate understanding between and respect for the wide spectrum of peoples inhabiting our society.

OUR OBJECTIVES

To develop new artists and appreciation for the arts through youth education and youth-oriented productions
To utilize the arts as a means of promoting general education, preserving our cultural heritage and celebrating cultural diversity
To create and support the creation of new artistic works by and for youth
To provide youth with career options in the arts
To promote entrepreneurship through the arts
To promote healthy lifestyles through the arts

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BAY AREA BLACK COMEDY COMPETITION & FESTIVAL 2012
VISIT http://www.BlackComedyCompetition.com