June 2, 2023
8:00 pm
Door: 7:00 pm

Downtown Santa Rosa Friday Night Comedy – Donald Lacy!

Stand-up comedy in Downtown Santa Rosa

Doors – 7p / Show 8p

$15adv / $20door

Every Friday night hilarious comedians from The Bay Area and beyond perform at Barrel Proof Lounge. Stick around after and dance with Legendary DJ Rob Cervantes.

Host Casey Williams brings a fresh lineup of funny each Friday.

This week, don’t miss:

Headliner: Donald Lacy

Donald E. Lacy, Jr. is a writer, director, actor, comedian, radio talk show host, and activist. In 2018 The Studio City Film Festival created the Donald E. Lacy, Jr. Social Justice Award, to be awarded to filmmakers whose films address social issues. On May 19th 2019, CNN aired a 1 hour special The Redemption Project with Van Jones documenting Donald’s anti violence activism in Oakland California and his journey to forgive the 1 man convicted of his daughter’s murder. In 2017 Donald was awarded the Legacy award from Theater Bay Area for his artistic and activist achievements. As a comedian he was inducted into the Bay Area Blues society Hall of Fame in 2013. A S. F. S. U. alumnus, Donald holds B. A. Degrees in Theater Arts, (with a film minor), and Black Studies. His T.V./Film acting credits include: Cherry with James Franco, The Other Barrio in, NBC show Trauma, “Jack”, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, “Blood In, Blood Out”, directed by Taylor Hackford, “L.A. Heat”, “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” on ABC, “Wolf” on CBS.

Donald Lacy has been seen on BET’s “Comic View and HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam. He has opened for the late great Paul Mooney, the late great Robin Harris, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Faizon Love, Luenell, Sommore and many others. Mr. Lacy entertained the troops on a Far East tour that included Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Singapore, & Diego Garcia. As a headliner, he has appeared in clubs from Chicago, to Kaiserslautern Germany.

Stage Credits include: His Critically acclaimed One Man Show ColorStruck made its New York Debut in 2019 and returned in 2020 by popular demand. ColorStruck was last live theater show to perform during the start of the pandemic on March 15, 2020. Other stage credits include Casa De Spirits written and directed by Roger Guenveur Smith. Wynton in The Royale at the Aurora Theater in 2017. In 2016 he appeared as Gabriel in August Wilson’s Fences at California Shakespeare Theater. A 25 city tour with The Miles Davis Experience for Columbia Records. “Gem of the Ocean” as Solly 2 Kings, “Whining Boy; Piano Lesson”, Multiple characters in “Peoples Temple” about Jonestown, “Nobody Move” Alleluia The Road at Intersection, “Hairy Ape”, “Good Person of Szechwan” at Berkeley Repertory Theater, and as Carlyle in “Streamers”. n “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 Izukas 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”; and “The Dutchman”; As a playwright, Mr. Lacy’s produced plays include: “The Loudest Scream You’ll Never Hear”, 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 11th year. Color Struck: Surviving the Trumpocalpyse, premiered at the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival. In 2011 Donald presented his second solo Show “Sexphobias” at the National Black Theater.

In 2013 as a response to the TrayVon Martin murder, he presented another solo show; How Did The World Get Here? He also premiered “LoEshe” at the 1998 Afro Solo Festival, about the life and untimely death of his 16-year-old daughter.

He wrote for Jamie Foxx’s pilot “These Nuts” for which he was also the acting coach. Donald has written 3 feature films: “Romeo and Juliet Gettin’ Busy, LoveLife, “What Goes on When the Mike Goes Off”, and” he is in process of writing “Program” about the first Behavioral modification program in America. 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’s short film, Hidden Treasure was shown at the 2017 Hollywood Weekly Film Festival, and was official selections for the 16th annual Oakland International Film Festival. The 2018 Studio City International Film Festival, and the 20th annual San Francisco Black Film Festival. Mr. Lacy traveled on a 75-city tour with the Harlem Globetrotters as “The Voice”. In 2007 the original version of 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.

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