Michael Blackson is a renowned American actor. His story is unique as he relocated from Ghana to the United States of America in 1987 when he was a teenager. In 1992, he got his first stint as a comedian, where he began performing at local clubs in Philadelphia.
He is notably one of the funny comedians in existence. After relocating to the US, he did not have an idea of what to do until a friend encouraged him to try stand-up comedy.
- Full name: Michael Blackson
- Nickname: The African King of Comedy
- Michael Blackson birthday: November 28, 1972
- Michael Blackson age: 47 years
- Gender: Male
- Country of birth: Ghana
- Career: Actor and comedian
- Michael Blackson nationality: American
The comedian was born in Ghana on November 28, 1972. In 1987, he moved to the United States of America with his parents at the age of 15 years. His real name is Jafari Ferguson. Not much is known about his past life or his parents.
His career started in 1992 when he got his first stint as a comedian. He began performing at local clubs in Philadelphia. His debut came in 2000 when he featured as an Angry African Man in the film known as Next Friday. In 2005, he released a sketch CD comedy titled Modasucka: Welcome to America.
He has also appeared on music videos such as B.o.B's I'll Be in the Sky in 2010. The comedian also featured a third time on the TBS series known as Are We There Yet. Other comedy jams where he has appeared include the 1st Amendment Stand-up and the All-Star Comedy Jam by Showtime's Shaquille O'Neal. He has also made several appearances on Nick Cannon's Wild n Out show.
The comedian has featured in various films. Here is a list of Michael Blackson movies:
- P.Diddy Presents: The Bad Boys of Comedy
- Living With Funny
- Meet the Blacks
- Judge Joe Brown
- BET Awards
- Dave Chappelle Show Commercial
- Nelly Err Time Music Video Cameo
- Junior MAFIA, Music Video Cameo
- 30 Rock
- BET Club Comicview
- Live In Hollywood, UPN & FOX
- Freeway Flipside, Music Video Cameo
- Showtime in Harlem
- Philly's Most Wanted Please Don't Mind Music Video
- Next Friday, Newline Cinema
- BET ComicView Grandstand Competition, 2000–2008
- ATL, 2008
- My American Nurse 2
- O.B I'll Be In The Sky, Music Video Cameo
- Are We There Yet
- Get Money
- The Mo'Nique Show
- Starz Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up
- Showtime Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam
- Are We There Yet
- One Night In Vegas
- Black Alladin
- Hip Hop Squares
Michael Blackson kids are three in number from his previous relationships. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight, and so, there is no information about Michael Blackson wife.
Michael Blackson son is known as Michael Jr., while his second and third sons are twins called Noah and Niko.
Michael Blackson Mike Tyson
In recent news, there was a social media frenzy after the comedian claimed that the former heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, was personally looking for him. He further claimed that Mike had sent him a DM in a bid to defend his daughter's honor. The comments caused mixed reactions from different people.
The former heavyweight champion, through his spokesman, released a statement where he claimed that the comedian seems to have fallen for a fake Instagram account. The comments were falsely attributed to rumors that Tyson was willing to pay $10 million dollars to any man who was willing to marry his daughter, Mikey Lorna Tyson.
The comedian is active on social media platforms. These include:
- Michael Blackson IG: michaelblackson
- Twitter handle: @MichaelBlackson
- Facebook account: @michaelblacksonofficial
Facts about Michael Blackson
- During one of his performances, he signed autographs on women's chests at their request.
- He is inspired by Eddie Murphy.
- His journey at stand-up comedy began in 1992, and he has been making headlines since then.
- He played the role of the Angry African Man in the film Next Friday.
Michael Blackson net worth is estimated to be $2 million. His wealth is a result of his successful career in the entertainment industry through tours, comedy shows, and acting.
Michael Blackson is a comedian and actor whose success has been on the rise. His talent in bringing laughter to the people around him is unmatched. He continues to soar high in his comedy career.