Laughter is the best medicine, which is why we’re prescribing Michael Blackson’s show at Addison Improv this weekend! Blackson, aka “The African King of Comedy,” has been entertaining audiences around the world for more than a decade. This unique stand-up comedian began developing his comedic talent in 1992 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, inspired by the comedy of Eddie Murphy. Now, he is bringing his popular show to Addison, where he will be performing Thursday-Sunday nights.
During his career, Blackson has been involved with BET’s “ComicView” series, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “Showtime at Harlem” and “Live in Hollywood.” His first big break happened when he was performing at the Comedy Store and actor/director Ice Cube was in attendance to see Mike Epps perform. But after hearing Blackson’s act, Ice Cube invited the young comic for a reading – and a star was born! Blackson’s unforgettable performance in the hit, Next Friday, drew praise and a huge fan following.
In 2005, Blackson released his top-selling sketch comedy CD entitled, Modasucka, Welcome to America. Since then, he’s had special guest appearances on some of the hottest music videos, appeared on P. Diddy’s “Bad Boys of Comedy” on HBO and starred in a commercial for the “Chappelle Show” on Comedy Central. In a full-circle moment, Blackson will appear in the Amazon Prime original movie, Coming 2 America, starring Eddie Murphy in 2021.
According to his bio,“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.”
Tickets are available at 7 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Be sure to buy yours soon, they are selling out quickly!