Michael Blackson has been called one of the most original stand-up comics in the country with his performances leaving audiences laughing to tears. Blackson, also known as ‘The African King of Comedy,' has been entertaining audiences all across the country and around the globe for more than a decade, amassing over five million Instagram followers. Blackson is most known for his appearances on “Wild N' Out,” “Hip-Hop Squares,” and most recently, VH1's “Couples Retreat.” Blackson has a wildly popular podcast, “Modasucka,” and can be seen opposite Eddie Murphy in the Amazon film, “Coming 2 America,” and his unforgettable performance in the smash hit comedy “Next Friday” drew praise and a fan following. 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.” Blackson got his big break in a Los Angeles comedy club, when he was performing at the Comedy Store where Ice Cube was in attendance to see comedian Mike Epps perform. After experiencing Blackson’s performance, Ice Cube invited the young comic for a reading and the rest is smash hit history!