He has been called one of the most original
stand-up comics in the country, and his performances have 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 a comedic mark in
history! Blackson’s outstanding and unforgettable performance in the
smash hit comedy, Next Friday, drew praise and a fan following like no
After his scene-stealing performance in Next Friday, fans wanted
more, and in 2005, Blackson did 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.