Michael Blackson

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Michael Blackson
Born (1972-11-28) November 28, 1972 (age 45)
Occupation Comedian, actor
Years active 1995–present

Michael Blackson (born November 28, 1972) is a Ghanaian-born American actor and comedian.

Stand-up career[edit]

Born in Ghana, Blackson moved to the US in 1987. He started his comedy career in Philadelphia, PA where he completed high school. 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[edit]

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 Cubevision. In 2005 he released his top-selling comedy sketch CD entitled Modasucka: Welcome to America [1]. Also in 2005, he made an appearance on, TV series 30 Rock, P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO [2], 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.[1][2]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Next Friday Angry African Man Customer
2006 Repos Coffee
2007 The Savages Howard
2008 Internet Dating Akeem the Dream
2013 One Night in Vegas Mr. Roland
2015 Tooken Fake Akon
2016 Meet the Blacks Mr. Wooky


  1. ^ "Friday finale of Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment on Starz". Monsters and Critics. 2009-09-10. Archived from the original on 2014-08-13. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  2. ^ "'Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All-Star Comedy Jam - Live from Dallas". Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 

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