Nate Jackson has become the first comic in the Northwest to advance to the finals of the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition. Jackson, who was first runner up in the 2008 Seattle International Comedy Competition, has joined the ranks of an elite few who started their journey to stardom as finalists in the famous Bay Area Competition. Jamie Foxx, Chris Tucker, Katt Williams, Mike Epps, and D.L. Hughley were also previous year finalists. Hosted by Don “DC” Curry (Friday After Next), The 2010 Finals will take place at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, CA on Saturday, April 17th.
The Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival was established in 1986 to provide a Bay Area-based showcase for comedians from all over the United States and across the world. Through the years it has become the largest and longest-running live, urban comedy showcase in the country