About Michael Blackson

Michael Blackson is a Ghanaian-born American actor and comedian born November 28, 1972.Michael Blackson, a.k.a “The African King of Comedy,” has been entertaining audiences all across the country and around the globe for more than a decade.Born in West Africa, Blackson came to America when he was 13 years old, and immediately met with some problems.

Michael Blackson Career

Stand up career

Born in Ghana, Michael Blackson moved to USA in 1987. As he approached adulthood it was a friend of his who recommended Michael try Stand up. They both wrote some material for Michael to perform in the local open mic comedy clubs of Philadelphia. Blackson then ventured to New York and the rest is History in the making. As a new and up and coming comedian his celebrity comic of admiration is the Great Eddie Murphy, Blackson developed his comedic talent in the unkind comedy clubs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania beginning in 1992. Michael Blackson has performed in many well-known comedy competitions such as the 1992 USA Comedy Central Tour in Philadelphia, the 1993 Schlitz Malt Liquor Comedy Tour in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and the 1996 Urban Comedy Festival in New York City. In 1999-2000 Blackson also competed in the Laffapolooza Comedy Festival in Atlanta and the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition in Oakland, California in 2001.

Acting career

Blackson moved up the acting ladder with his most notable onscreen performance as “Angry African Man” in the 2000 comedy film Next Friday, produced by Ice Cube’s film production company Cube vision . In 2005 he released his top-selling comedy sketch CD entitled Modasucka: Welcome to America . Also in 2005, he made an appearance on, TV series 30 Rock, P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO , and starred in a commercial for the Chappelle Show on Comedy Central. In 2007, he was in the movie Repos with Master P (written and produced by Master P). In 2010, he appeared in B.o.B’s “I’ll Be In the Sky” music video. In 2011, he recently appeared on BET “The Mo’Nique Show” which his appearance had him trending on Twitter& also going on his third appearance on TBS Series Are We There Yet.

In 2011, Michael recently starred on Starz’s Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up which had 3 million views on YouTube and Showtime’s Shaquille O’Neal All Star Comedy Jam; plus he is currently headlining Shaq All Star Comedy Jam Tour. Blackson appeared on the Judge Joe Brown show in 2011 as a defendant for not showing up for a scheduled gig. He lost the case. He also appeared on one of rapper Chief Keef’s 2013 mix tape Bang Pt. 2, but on skits. These skits include Michael taking shots at rappers Chief Keef, 2 Chainz (by commentating on Chainz’s robbery and saying that he has one chain), Drake (saying Drake didn’t start from the bottom to the top as he said in his song “Started From The Bottom”) and Rick Ross (also saying that no one could hold Rick Ross back as Ross said in his 2012 song “Hold Me Back” because Ross is too fat, and to putting a diet pill in Ross’s drink and he won’t even know it, referencing rapper Rocko’s song U.O.E.N.O. with Ross’s verse saying that he’ll put a molly in a girl’s champagne and she wouldn’t know it) Starring in Oxygen Networks ‘Living with Funny’

Michael Blackson Photo
Michael Blackson Photo

Movies and TV Appearances

  1. Living With Funny, 2016
  2. Meet the Blacks, 2016
  3. Judge Joe Brown, 2011
  4. Repos, 2007
  5. BET Awards, 2005
  6. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy, 2005
  7. Dave Chappelle Show Commercial, 2005
  8. Nelly “Err Time” Music Video Cameo, 2005
  9. Junior M.A.F.I.A., Music Video Cameo, 2005.
  10. 30 Rock, 2005
  11. BET Club Comicview, 1993–2004
  12. Live In Hollywood, UPN & FOX, in 2003-04
  13. Freeway “Flipside”, Music Video Cameo, 2003.
  14. Showtime in Harlem, 2003
  15. Philly’s Most Wanted “Please Don’t Mind” Music Video
  16. Next Friday, Newline Cinema, 2000
  17. BET ComicView Grandstand Competition, 2000–2008
  18. ATL, 2008
  19. My American Nurse 2, 2010
  20. o.B “I’ll Be In The Sky”, Music Video Cameo, 2010
  21. Are We There Yet?, 2011
  22. Get Money (2011)
  23. The Mo’Nique Show, 2011
  24. 2011 Starz Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up
  25. 2011 Showtime Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam
  26. 2012 Are We There Yet
  27. 2013 One Night In Vegas
  28. 2017 “black alladin
  29. 2017 Hip Hop Squares

Michael Blackson Videos