Michael Blackson

Fri, Apr 14, 2023
Sat, Apr 15, 2023

Michael Blackson

He has been called one of the most original stand-up comics in the country, and
his performances leave audiences laughing in tears. Michael Blackson, aka, ‘The
African King of Comedy', has been entertaining audiences all across the country
and around the globe for more than a decade. Inspired by the stand up comedy
of Eddie Murphy, Blackson began to develop his comedic talent in 1992 in the
unkind comedy clubs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Blackson’s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BET’s ComicView
series, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at Harlem, and Live in Hollywood.
However, it was in a Los Angeles comedy club where Blackson got his big break.
Blackson was performing at the Comedy Store where actor/director Ice
Cube was in attendance to see comedian Mike Epps perform. But after
experiencing Blackson’s performance, Ice Cube invited the young comic for a
reading…and the rest is smash hit history! Blackson’s outstanding and
unforgettable performance in the smash hit comedy, Next Friday, drew praise
and a fan following like no other.

After his scene stealing performance in Next Friday, fans wanted more, and in
2005, Blackson would not disappoint. He released his top-selling sketch comedy
CD entitled, Modasucka, Welcome to America. With Blackson, the work never
stops. Along with special guest appearances on some of the hottest music
videos, Blackson stole the stage on P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO and
starred in a commercial for the Chappelle Show on Comedy Central. There’s no
mistaking Blackson for any other comedian when he takes the stage.

And what about those Dashikis? When he takes the stage, clad in the finest
Dashikis the Motherland has to offer, “The African King of Comedy? is born!
Along with his film and television endeavors, Blackson continues to entertain his
fans as the headliner for live shows at comedy clubs, universities and special
events, bringing his one-of-a kind, must-see stand-up performance to audiences
all across the country and around the world.