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, 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 smash hit 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 would 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.
Since his first appearance on stage in 1987, George Willborn has brought laughter to the masses with his no-holds-barred approach to telling the truth about what's funny. Dubbed comedy's "Stress Reliever," Willborn has entertained crowds with his comedy around the world, on stage, on television and of course on radio. He is currently the co-host of the nationally syndicated Michael Baisden Show and Michael Baisden after Dark.
Karlous Miller started his comedy career in 2005 after moving to Atlanta,GA. He has appeared on television shows such as Hell Date ,Yo Momma, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes, The Mo'nique Show, Off The Chain,Comic View, Last Comic Standing, and Miller is most known his role as a cast member of the MTV2 improv comedy series, Wild 'N Out.
Karlous has also been featured in written publications such as MTV, EarHustle411, Oxford Citizen along with V-103′s Frank and Wanda morning television/radio show and Atlanta’s HOT 107.9. He has also worked with musicians like Case, Gucci Mane, Dem Franchise Boyz, Granddaddy Souf,Big Oomp (Records), Jermaine Dupri (SoSo Def), and TI’s Grand Hustle Comedy. He has traveled extensively around the world performing in St. Thomas, The Virgin Islands, Germany, and London.
Mickey is one of the very few comics who will not compromise and has proven it over and over again. Even when he's attacking the things most people would never speak about, Mickey manages to do it in a way that makes you laugh even when you think it's wrong. Whether he's attacking religion, race, women, or stupid white people, he manages to make you agree even when you think it's wrong. Mickey is truly one of a kind!!!!
Tommy Davidson's exceptional range from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music ability have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the original stars of the hit television show In Living Color, Tommy's reach is built on the show's and its stars groundbreaking and innovative talent.
Davidson started his career as a standup comedian in Washington DC, earning an ardent following via hard work in various comedy clubs. As one of the cutting-edge, young stand-ups, he was spotted by huge concert promoters, who booked him as the opening act for major touring acts including Patti LaBelle, Kenny G and Luther Vandross. It wasn't long before he came to Hollywood performing stand-up at a number of clubs, including the Comedy Act Theater, where he met Robert Townsend which led to his first national television appearance with a starring role in Partners in Crime.
This was the conduit to Keenan Ivory Wayans, who proved instrumental in Davidson's career by offering him an opportunity to audition and join the uniquely talented cast of the most adventurous prime time variety show of its day, In Living Color. He, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans made TV history with their originality.
Tommy's impressive film debut was opposite Halle Berry in Strictly Business. He immediately segued select high-profile films including opposite Jada Pinkett Smith in the romantic comedy, Woo (New Line) and in the provocative urban comedy, Booty Call (Columbia Pictures). His credits include numerous feature film roles from Spike Lee's Bamboozled, where he received acclaim and praise for his turn as Womack/Sleep N Eats, to Juwanna Mann (Morgan Creek Productions) and the pivotal cameo in Jim Carrey's Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls, which has become a cult favorite. Davidson's hilarious impressions of Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson and other icons have become infamous. His visibility on In Living Color led to three Showtime specials: On Strength of New York, Illin in Philly and Takin it to DC. His elasticity as a performer who delivers on both the big and small screen led to other projects like the lead in the Disney's animated series, The Proud Family and as one of the hosts on FOX's popular The NFL Show, alongside football greats Michael Irvin and Tony Siragusa. Davidson also portrays the lead in Will Smith's up-and-coming animated series, Youngin's.
Tommy stars along with 80 other star stand-ups in I Am Comic, opposite Tim Allen, Lewis Black, Sarah Silverman, Carlos Mencia, Jeff Foxworthy and Kathy Griffin. The film, which premiered on Showtime, is one of Netflix's sure fire hits enjoying a continual surge as a favorite with consumers. Davidson scored big with reviewers and audiences alike opposite Michael Jai White in the critically-lauded spoof comedy, Black Dynamite (Sony Pictures), last years big Sundance hit which is currently being adapted as a cartoon for Adult Swim.
He is receiving critical raves for a cameo in Ahmed Ahmed's award-winning documentary, Just Like Us, a feature film masterpiece which is a cross-cultural study of stand-up comedy bridging all ethnicity gaps. Tommy travels internationally selling out every venue in which he headlines. He leaves an indelible, everlasting image with all audiences who still chuckle on the way home.
This battle of the sexes pits a pair of Hollywood's hottest stand-ups -- Kym Whitley and David Arnold -- against each other in a comedy clash for gender supremacy. Kym Whitley is the star of OWN's hit show Raising Whitley, and she's also been cast in tons of top shows and movies, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Baby Daddy, Next Friday, Let's Stay Together and more. Arnold, meanwhile, is a writer-performer-comic, who hosted TV One's Black Man Revealed, released his own stand-up DVD, and has appeared on Comics Unleashed, Def Comedy Jam, BET's Comic View, among many others.
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