The American Black Film Festival/ABFF held its second annual semi-finalist comedy competition at the Comedy Store in Hollywood last night.
8 Comedians had the opportunity to showcase their artistic ability while several key celebrities and talent agents judged their efforts.
Comedian Red Grant hosted the event and made his comedic commentary on current events like the clippers and entertained the audience with hip-hop songs between each set. Mike Smuv DJ’d the event playing tunes from Chris Brown to Rap Artist Future.
The comics who were competing for that final spot were Amberia Allen, Brian Doby, Charla Lauriston, Greg Coleman, Hadiyah Robinson (will also appear on this season’s Comic View), Joe Fox, Jon Laster, Sam J, and Schmitty B.
After the competition four finalists were chosen to move on to the festival as they will receive a trip to 2014 ABFF, in NYC, June 19-22, where they will perform live before the festival audience, for the chance to win an audition with HBO. They were comedians Jon Laster, Hadiyah Robinson, Amberia Allen, and Schmitty B.