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Donald E. Lacy, Jr. is a writer, director, actor, comedian, and radio talk show host. As a comedian he was inducted into the Bay Area Blues society Hall of Fame. An S. F. S. U. alumnus, Donald holds a B. A. Degree in Theater Arts (with a film minor). His T.V./film acting credits include: “Cherry” with James Franco, released in 2012. Denny on NBC show “Trauma” in 2010, "Jack", directed by Francis Ford Coppola, "Blood In, Blood Out", directed by Taylor Hackford, “L.A. Heat,” “Hangin' With Mr. Cooper” on ABC and “Wolf” on CBS. Stage credits include a 45 city tour with “Miles Davis Experience” until Thanksgiving 2011, “Gem of the Ocean” as Solly 2 Kings, Whining Boy in the “Piano Lesson,” multiple characters in “Peoples Temple” about Jonestown, Gambol in “Nobody Move” at Intersection, “Hairy Ape"; "Good Person of Szechwan" at Berkeley Repertory Theater, and as Carlyle in "Streamers". In 2006 he appeared in the Shelter at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles, under the direction of Valery Belyakovich of the Moscow Art Theater. He also appeared in Naomi Izuka’s adaptation of Hamlet as “C”, directed by Jonathan Moscone. Other credits include: Jitney, by August Wilson at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater, as Bennie in Hotel Angulo, at the Intersection for the Arts, Soul of A Whore by Denis Johnson, and Fists Of Roses by Phillip Kan Gotanda. Directorial credits include: "Montage of a Dream Deferred"; "Boseman & Lena"; "Streamers"; "The Dutchman"; "Homebase" and "The Loudest Scream You'll Never Hear". As a playwright, Mr. Lacy has produced several of his plays including: "The Loudest Scream You'll Never Hear", a drama based on the Atlanta child murders, "Homebase", a tragic comedy about crack-cocaine addiction, and his national touring, one man show “Color Struck,” now in its 6th year. He also premiered "LoEshe" at the 1998 Afro Solo Festival, about the life and untimely death of his 16-year-old daughter. In 2011 Donald presented his other one man show “Sexphobias” at the National Black Theater Festival.

He wrote, and was acting coach for Jamie Foxx’s pilot “These Nuts”. Donald has written three feature films: “What Goes on When the Mike Goes Off”, “LoveLife,” and “Romeo and Juliet Getting’ Busy.” As a filmmaker he has received a Bay Area Cable Excellence Award and a Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Award for his Public Service Announcement “Precious Gift." Donald wrote and directed a short film in 2011 called “Recycle Woman." Mr. Lacy traveled on a 75-city tour with the Harlem Globetrotters as "The Voice." Donald Lacy as a comedian has been seen on BET's "Comic View and HBO's "Def Comedy Jam". He has two comedy CDs “Uncensored”, and “Free Speech Costs Plenty.” Mr. Lacy spent his Thanksgiving holiday in 2001 entertaining the troops abroad in a Far East tour that included: Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Singapore, and Diego Garcia. He returned on the same tour in 2004. As a headliner, he has appeared in clubs from Chicago, to Kaiserslautern Germany. In 2007, his one man show “Color Struck” was a runaway hit at the National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “Color Struck,” by invitation from Congresswoman Barbara Lee, was also performed at the 2007 Congressional Black Caucus in September. In 2008, “Color Struck” returned to the Congressional Black Caucus for an encore performance.

Since 1979, Donald has been a weekly announcer Saturdays 7 am to noon on KPOO 89.5 F.M., and a fill-in host on KPFA 94.1 F.M. Mr. Lacy directed and performed segments of Radio Theater for both radio stations. He also founded the LoveLife Foundation in honor of his 16 year old murdered daughter LoEshe’. LoveLife has an after school media and performing arts training academy that broadcasts award-winning radio and television programs. The LoveLife Foundation helped to reduce violence among youth in the city of Oakland to a 32-year low in 1999. Donald was selected Best of the Bay Area radio Talk Show Host 2003 by The East Bay Express newspaper. Mr. Lacy was the 2003 Magic Award recipient for his work with the LoveLife Foundation. And he was recognized by Congresswoman Barbara Lee from the floor of Congress in 2000. He was also a 2002 nominee for the ten most influential African Americans in The Bay Area by City Flight magazine. In 2006, Donald was awarded The Angel Award by the Take Wings Foundation for outstanding community service. In 2007, he received the Community Service Award from the American Red Cross and in 2008. the Titan Award For Acting from Theatre Bay Area. He received broadcasting award in 2010 from Artists By design, and broadcasting Award from BayView Newspaper. Mr. Lacy was inducted into Bay Area Blues Society Hall of Fame in April 2013,

G. King, a native of Vallejo, CA and the oldest of four siblings, was always the class the clown and funny person amongst his friends and family, that’s when he started to know that comedy was what he wanted to pursue in life. Being inspired by the performances of Comedians on Def Jam and Comic View, G. King took notes from some of the new generation’s greats such as Mike Epps ,Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, and Bernie Mac, to name a few.

G didn’t know that being a comedian was his calling at first, as he ventured into different avenues in his life, including attending college and receiving his bachelor’s degree in business. After working at UPS for several years, he knew this wasn't what he wanted to do and decided to dedicate his life to becoming a Comedian.

Performing at comedy clubs all over the country and even performing for the Marines in Japan, he has opened for some of the top comedians in the country including Tommy Davidson, Deray Davis, Tony Rock, and Sinbad, just to name a few. He has a way of captivating his audiences with his views and experience on life. G. King is a must see comedian and a rising star in the making.

David Lew was born to entertain. As soon as David Lew steps on the stage, he’s home. Hailing from Northern California, David has been making fans and friends alike on his travels across the U.S. and the rest of the world. Recently, he’s been showcased on The Food Network hit TV show “Throwdown with Bobby Flay" and was also briefly on season 4 of “Last Comic Standing.” David is currently in development for an independently produced pilot “David Lew Eats Fancy Foods.”

David let’s people know that you should always be comfortable in your own skin. He boasts “I understand why older women like me: I’m already shaped like a husband.” Many would admit his ability to be in the moment on stage and improvise has created some of the most genuine and hilarious moments.

David is a regular at many Improv comedy clubs across the U.S., Pepper Bellys Comedy and Variety Theater in the Bay Area among other venues. David also has had the honor of sharing the stage with an accomplished list of comedians: Craig Robinson (“The Office”, “Hot Tub Time Machine” and “Knocked Up”), Tommy Davidson (“In Living Color, “Black Dynamite”, “Ace Ventura 2), Louis C.K. (FX’s Louie), comedy legend Louie Anderson (Life with Louie on Fox), Shawn Wayans (Scary Movie, White Chicks), Bruce Bruce (BET’s Comic View), and Anjelah Johnson (“Nail Salon,” MAD TV). With his lovable, boyish charm and magnetic smile, audiences everywhere find themselves rooting for this confident underdog. David’s goal is to have every crowd take a break from their daily grind and help them laugh it all away. With his pop culture references and relatable family stories, audiences always find themselves re-telling their favorite stories on the way home.