In late December 2017, Ghanaian-American comedian Michael Blackson was at the receiving end of a stinging criticism by comedian and actor, Kevin Hart.
Hart referred to the latter as an Instagram model who is thirsty for likes on The Breakfast Club.
Blankson granted an interview on K104 in the United States, and shed some light about the situation, his current relationship with Hart and a lot more.
Watch interview below.
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. 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 Reposwith 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. In 2011, he recently appeared on BET “The Mo’Nique Show” which his appearance had him trending on Twitter& also going on his third appearance on TBS Series Are We There Yet. In 2011, Michael recently starred on Starz’s Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up which had 3 million views on Youtube and Showtime’s Shaquille O’Neal All Star Comedy Jam; plus he is currently headlining Shaq All Star Comedy Jam Tour.