August 16 - August 18

Michael Blackson

Special Event

Michael Blackson

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 other.

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.

08/16/2024 9:30 PM

Door Time: 9:00 PM

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  • Show Type: Stand Up Comedy
  • Table seating, first come first served
  • Restrictions: 16 & over
  • There is a two-item minimum per person, can be any two items that we sell
  • You must purchase the table for the amount of people in your party.
  • IF YOU PURCHASE A SINGLE TICKET, YOU WILL BE SEATED WITH OTHERS. HOWEVER, YOU BE SEATED WITH YOUR GROUP.
  • If you need extra assistance with seating due to auditory, visual or physical impairments, please reach out to us.
  • VIP ticket holders must arrive 15 minutes prior to showtime to guarantee VIP seats.
  • PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS. IF YOU PURCHASE A TABLE OF 2 IT INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR 2 GUESTS AT A TABLE OF 2, IF YOU PURCHASE A TABLE OF 4 IT INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR 4 GUESTS AT A TABLE...

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 other.

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.