Michael Blackson

Michael Blackson


When?

Start time: Friday 7:30pm (12 January)

Where?

The Wilbur
246 Tremont St, Boston
Comedy

About

$30-$77

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.



Upcoming events at The Wilbur

The Bodega Boys Live! Ft. Desus Nice & The Kid Mero
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The Bodega Boys Live! Ft. Desus Nice & The Kid Mero

Saturday 7:00pm (23 September)
The Wilbur, Boston

Orange is the New Black's Star, Lea DeLaria
Comedy

Orange is the New Black's Star, Lea DeLaria

Sunday 7:30pm (15 October)
The Wilbur, Boston

Isley Brothers
Music

Isley Brothers

Tuesday 8:00pm (24 October)
The Wilbur, Boston

Boston: Hari Kondabolu at The Wilbur, Nov 3rd
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Boston: Hari Kondabolu at The Wilbur, Nov 3rd

Friday 7:30pm (03 November)
The Wilbur, Boston

Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson: YQY Tour
Comedy

Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson: YQY Tour

Sunday 7:00pm (12 November)
The Wilbur, Boston

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous
Comedy

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous

Wednesday 7:00pm (15 November)
The Wilbur, Boston

Tracy Morgan
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Tracy Morgan

Friday 7:00pm (17 November)
The Wilbur, Boston

Whitney Cummings: I'm Fine And Other Lies
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Saturday 7:00pm (18 November)
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Events around The Wilbur

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Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City At Rio Tinto Stadium

Sunday 2:00pm (22 October)
Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy

The Euro District. April 14th. 2018
Festival

The Euro District. April 14th. 2018

Saturday 12:00pm (14 April)
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2017 Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans
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2017 Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans

Sunday 6:00am (22 October)
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Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour 2017
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Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour 2017

Sunday 7:30pm (26 November)
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Rakim & more
Music
50 m »

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Rakim & more

Friday 8:00pm (10 November)
Boch Center, Boston

Company Wayne McGregor
Dance
50 m »

Company Wayne McGregor

Friday 7:30pm (04 May)
Boch Center, Boston

Brand New in Boston
50 m »

Brand New in Boston

Friday 8:00pm (20 October)
Boch Center, Boston

The Humans
Theater
50 m »

The Humans

Tuesday 7:30pm (13 March)
Boch Center, Boston