About Us

The ALL BLACK COMEDY SHOW is a family business run by a husband-wife team -- two Howard University graduates.

Our Story

The ALL BLACK COMEDY SHOW is family-owned and operated by husband-wife team Candace and Anthony Shackelford (aka Comedian SHACK DD). We blend our strengths together, combining our business experience and creative minds to produce a top-notch comedy show twice a month in Atlanta.

Our mission is to provide a safe space for black comedians to share their views with no restrictions on subject matter and content. We are standing up for what matters: black people having their own, which will in turn make the world a better place. As Howard University graduates, this mission penetrates our daily lives and wellbeing, and, ultimately, has enabled us to achieve success. 

The ALL BLACK COMEDY SHOW evolved out of many comedy shows that Comedian SHACK DD has produced over his twelve-year comedy career. Previous productions included Laugh Now, Die Later and RipSetComedy Mondays to name two.

Originally founded in 2018 as an independent, monthly comedy show, our supporters have since powered our growth into a larger venue -- Aisle 5 in Atlanta's Little Five Points community. We showcase only the top talent from all over the country. With a proven track record of disrupting the norm, we come together to push the limits of what black creators are allowed to do and say.

At the same time, it's not a Black Panther rally. We value diversity and believe that different backgrounds and perspectives are what make us stronger. That's why as long as your money is green, you are welcome at the ALL BLACK COMEDY SHOW.

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