The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) invites you to perform at our “HBFF Comedy Sho’Down” Showcase hosted by Esau McGraw. Whether you have been performing stand up for several years or you’re just starting out, the “HBFF Comedy Showdown” wants you to start your career here. Take the stage in front of some of the film and TV industry’s top comedy and diversity executives. In the heart of Hollywood, where stars are born, don’t let this opportunity pass you by.


No fee to submit. All submissions should be received by 5:00 PM on Monday, September 23, 2013. Acceptable submissions will be links to both YouTube and/or Vimeo pages.  Please note: Due to time restraint on the event only top performers will be allowed to perform, so submit your best material. The showcase is focused on rising comics so you do not have to be a seasoned comedian, however we do prefer comedians with prior experience.



The ‘HBFF Comedy Sho’Down’ Showcase will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 @ 7pm at the Inside Jokes Comedy Club at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. RSVP HERE by October 2, 2013 for FREE ADMISSION. After that, there will be a $10 ticket fee for this event.

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