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.
TheAfricanKing ofComedy Michael Blackson moved up the acting ladder with his most notable onscreen performance as "Angry African" in the 2000 comedy film Next Friday, produced by Ice Cube's film production company Cubevision. In 2005 he released his top-selling comedy sketch CD entitled Modasucka: Welcome to America. Also in 2005, he made an appearance on, TV series 30 Rock, P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO, and starred in a commercial for the Chappelle Show on Comedy Central. In 2007, he was in the movie Repos with Master P (written and produced by Master P). In 2010, he appeared in B.oB's "I'll Be In the Sky" music video. In 2011, he recently appeared on BET "The Mo'Nique Show" which his appearance had him trending on Twitter& also going on his third appearance on TBS SeriesAre We There Yet. In 2011, Michael recently starred on Starz'sMartin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up which had 3 million views on Youtube and Showtime'sShaquille O'Neal All Star Comedy Jam plus he is currently headlining Shaq All Star Comedy Jam Tour. Blackson appeared on the Judge Joe Brown show in 2011 as a defendant for not showing up for a scheduled gig. He lost the case. He also appeared on one of rapper Chief Keef's 2013 mixtape Bang Pt. 2, but on skits