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

Mike Epps
Comedy

Mike Epps

Friday 7:30pm (24 November)
The Wilbur, Boston

Mike Epps
Comedy

Mike Epps

Friday 10:00pm (24 November)
The Wilbur, Boston

Denis Leary - Why We Don't Suck Book Tour
Comedy

Denis Leary - Why We Don't Suck Book Tour

Sunday 7:00pm (26 November)
The Wilbur, Boston

Nick Offerman: Full Bush
Comedy

Nick Offerman: Full Bush

Saturday 7:00pm (02 December)
The Wilbur, Boston

Everything is Awful Tour with Matt Bellassai
Comedy

Everything is Awful Tour with Matt Bellassai

Sunday 8:00pm (10 December)
The Wilbur, Boston

The Wilbur - Australia's Thunder from Down Under
Dance

The Wilbur - Australia's Thunder from Down Under

Friday 7:00pm (15 December)
The Wilbur, Boston

Second City - Look Both Ways Before Talking
Comedy

Second City - Look Both Ways Before Talking

Sunday 7:00pm (21 January)
The Wilbur, Boston

Wardruna
Music

Wardruna

Tuesday 8:00pm (06 February)
The Wilbur, Boston

Events around The Wilbur

Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour 2017
Comedy
50 m »

Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour 2017

Sunday 7:30pm (26 November)
Boch Center, Boston

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
Theater
50 m »

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

Saturday 5:30pm (10 March)
Boch Center, Boston

Company Wayne McGregor
Dance
50 m »

Company Wayne McGregor

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

Elf the Musical
Theater
50 m »

Elf the Musical

Thursday 7:30pm (30 November)
Boch Center, Boston

A Night With Janis Joplin
Theater
50 m »

A Night With Janis Joplin

Saturday 2:00pm (20 January)
Boch Center, Boston

A Night With Janis Joplin
Theater
50 m »

A Night With Janis Joplin

Friday 7:30pm (19 January)
Boch Center, Boston

A Night With Janis Joplin
Theater
50 m »

A Night With Janis Joplin

Saturday 7:30pm (20 January)
Boch Center, Boston

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
Theater
50 m »

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

Sunday 5:30pm (11 March)
Boch Center, Boston