Michael Blackson (Celebrity Show)
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. Blacksonâ€™s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BETâ€™s “ComicView” series, HBOâ€™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 Blacksonâ€™s performance, Ice Cube invited the young comic for a reading â€¦ and the rest is smash hit history! Blacksonâ€™s outstanding and unforgettable performance in the smash hit comedy, “Next Friday,” drew praise and a fan following like no other.