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Dick Gregory to Keynote 4th Annual Comics Rock Convention

Comedian & Activist Dick Gregory to key note 4th Annual Comics Rock Convention
Comedian & Activist Dick Gregory to key note 4th Annual Comics Rock Convention

*Los Angeles, CA – Philanthropist, civil rights activist, and comedian, Dick Gregory, will keynote the 4th Annual Comics Rock Convention, to be held in Los Angeles April 23rd-26th.

This marks the 2nd year male comedians have been invited to attend. The purpose of the convention is to educate comedians about the many aspects of becoming a success in the business by bringing veteran comedians together with comedians who are new to the industry. Mr. Gregory will share his journey with attendees.

Hope Flood is a veteran comedienne and founder of FICA (Females in Comedy Association)
Hope Flood is a veteran comedian and founder of FICA (Females in Comedy Association)

Comics Rock Convention founder Hope Flood says, “We congratulate Mr. Dick Gregory on his continued success, and we are honored to have him”.

Dick Gregory was recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  The iconic humorist got his big break in 1961 at Chicago’s Playboy Club. He was booked as a replacement for a white comedian. He was so successful that they extended him a contract that lasted for three years. He’s a proud husband and father of ten very successful adult children.

In addition to Mr. Gregory’s keynote, the Comics Rock Convention will also present a fashion & comedy show, “Comics on the Catwalk 4a Cause.” This portion will benefit the Diabetes Foundation, & A Nickel of Hope, Inc., a non-profit organization founded by Hope Flood that helps mentor at-risk girls in the inner cities. Other celebrity participants include Luenelle, Kym Whitley, Shang, The Mooney Twins, Rodney Perry, Forbes, Cocoa Brown, David Arnold, Erroll Jackson, Tina Graham, Greg Dean, Trea Davenport, Sam Weaver, T Faye Griffin, Sherita Herring and many others.

The CRC brings a diverse demographic of up and coming comedians as well as intermediate and veteran comedians from around the world with the intent of working on their craft and gaining industry knowledge, which enables them to effectively brand and manage their business. It also teaches them how to break into the business.

Workshops and seminars include: “The Art of Stand Up,” “How to Promote Like the Pros,” “Joke Writing Techniques,” “Introduction to Voice Overs,” “Social Media” and so much more! Registration is open to all comedians and tickets to special events are being sold online only.  Workshops/Seminars for the the convention will be held at The JSpot Comedy Club 5581 West Manchester Blvd, Westchester, CA from Thursday, April 23rd through Saturday morning, April 25, 2015.

For more information or to become a sponsor, vendor or attendee, please visit:  For more information or interview opportunities, please contact Dayna Williams Hunter at [email protected] or (818)794-9832.

HOPE FLOOD is the Founder of FICA (Females in Comedy Association) and a veteran comedienne.  She is one of the top females in the industry.  Her commitment and dedication to FICA as well as her numerous ventures, help to keep female comedians ahead of the entertainment business.  FICA is a group designed for comedians to learn how to break into or to stay in the business as they refine their craft. Its sole purpose is to network, mentor, and collaborate as well as bringing awareness to the talents of females in comedy. This group has spread world-wide and gained the attention of many female comedians all over the country new and established. Although the convention was originally branded as the Females in Comedy Convention, it is the vision of founder Hope Flood to include all comedians regardless of gender. The convention will be filled with many opportunities for networking and career changing resources for both men and women in the comedy field.

LaRita Shelby
LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby is a broadcast media & marketing professional. She serves as VP of Business Development & Special Projects at Additionally she is an actress, singer/songwriter who has appeared on TV and in film. LaRita has an undergrad degree from LMU in Los Angeles and an M.A. in Media & Communications Psychology from Touro University Worldwide.




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