Anita Baker is one of the most successful comedy promoters in Jacksonville, FL. Her passion to bring about change in her community was the driving force behind bringing comedy, stimulating conversation and pure entertainment to her audience. In 2009, owner of No Joke Promotions, Anita started her first Comedy Club in MacClenny, FL and moved it to Jacksonville a few years later. The Comedy Club, Giggles Comedy Café and Lounge, has made a name for itself over the years, showcasing some of the best local and national comedians around.
It was her love of laughing and seeing others laugh that steered Anita in the comedy business, but it was her need to empower others with knowledge and stimulating conversations that molded her second venture, The Conversation Room, into what it is today. The Conversation Room offers a private intimate setting for adults to have intelligent conversations about love, life and the pursuit of happiness. “It is an open forum where others can come and share their problems, opinions, thoughts and ideas and not be judged. It’s like blogging out loud!”
Combining Giggles Comedy Lounge with her second venture, The Conversation Room, allows her supporters to be entertained on all sides of the realm.
There is an array of talent and entertainment provided to her audience such as live music, comedy, poetry, open mic showcases and intriguing conversations. Her venues can also be rented out for special occasions and hosting options.
As No Joke Promotions steady rise on the success scene, Anita is astounded by all the doors opening up for her. “I am able to work with some of the best comedians in the business, meet some amazing people and learn from some of the best professionals and Councils. I am also able to help those in need and it is a blessing for me.” Anita is proud of her work with the Justice systems for the young girls and ladies that are lost in the juvenile system without a voice. She is a strong advocate when it comes to building families with missing fathers, along with helping new mothers deal with depression and dealing with a new baby. Her biggest goal is to teach others how to break the chains of Government assistance by finding their passions and creating businesses on their own.
Anita’s love for her family emotes through her smile, personality and warm inviting spirit. “My family inspires me; my mom, son, daughter and granddaughter all inspire me to be a better person. They make me want to make a difference in someone’s life, if only in theirs.” It is Anita’s love for family that draws in her supporters. She treats them all as if they’re family and encourages them to grow and embrace their gifts.
The future is looking bright for Anita and she’s heading full force into her destiny. In May 2014, she will launch her own radio show entitled, “The Conversation Room,” due to air every Saturday morning. Her networking and interaction with the Mayor and professionals from all over is laying the foundation for her desire to run for City Council next election 2019. “I would love to instill in people the value of being compassionate and caring for others. If you see someone in need and you are able to assist them, regardless of who it is, do it without expecting anything in return. Do it from your heart!”
Anita Baker is a force to be reckoned with! She has the drive, the will, the education and the love to change the face of entertainment and the community alike. She is a compassionate mother, grandmother, friend, supporter and advocate. It has been said that the true heart of a person can be seen through the lives they touch, and Anita’s heart is filled with a plethora of long lasting beats that have and will continue to touch the lives of many.
To learn more about Anita Baker, bookings for No Joke Promotions, and/or venue rentals, visit www.nojokepromotions.com or call 904-662-2097