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.
Blackson’s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BET’s "ComicView," 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’s outstanding and unforgettable performance in the smash hit comedy, "Next Friday," drew praise and a fan following like no other. In 2005, Blackson released his top-selling sketch comedy CD titled, "Modasucka, Welcome to America." 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 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!
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