Michael Blackson (born November 28, 1972) is a Ghanaian-born American actor and comedian.
Born in Ghana, Michael Blackson moved to USA in 1987. As he approached adulthood it was a friend of his who recommended Michael try Stand up. They both wrote some material for Michael to perform in the local open mic comedy clubs of Philadelphia. Blackson then ventured to New York and the rest is History in the making.
As a new and up and coming comedian his celebrity comic of admiration is the Great Eddie Murphy, Blackson developed his comedic talent in the unkind comedy clubs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania beginning in 1992. Michael 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.
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 . Also in 2005, he made an appearance on, TV series 30 Rock, P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO , 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.