Category Archives: Comedians K – N

Skip-G Lawson

Skip-G started out as Street Cast Journalist on “The Power Hour” TV Show on UPN. Originally from Queens, NY, but raised in South Carolina. Skip-G Lawson emerged on the comedy scene in 2000.

Skip-G Lawson

His wide array of talents has led him to be featured in two videos and a movie. “How We Roll” and “We Getting Money” which can be seen at BET.com and on YouTube.

Skip developed his MC/Hosting skills at Mr. B’s in Columbia SC. He was awarded “Host of the Year” in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 and first place at the “Salsa Cabana Comedy Club” in 2009.

Skip-G is actively involved in charity work with past and present Mayors in Columbia and is often tapped to by other local celebrities, law enforcement and broadcast personalities to speak for organizations.

As the house MC at the Comedy House, I have worked with Nephew Tommy, Dl Hugley , Mike Epps, Faizon Love, Eddie Griffin, Kevin Hart, Lavelle Crawford, Damon Wayans, TP Hearn , George Wilborn, Don (D. C.) Curry, Chris Tucker, John Witherspoon, Daryle (D’Millitant) Littleton, Lav Luv, Josh Blue, Black Kasper, Diane Corder, Janet Williams,  Tyler Craig, Faye Woodruff and a host of other acts.

The Karens

An Evening of Comedy with the Karens

At a time when we occasionally cross paths with insolent “Karens,” it’s nice to know that some real good Karens exist. National headlining comedians Karen Mills and Karen Morgan join together to bring you an evening of comedy filled with lots of laughter and zero toxic behavior. They both bring a different hilarious point of view to this clever and clean comedy show.

Michael Blackson

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.

Michael Blackson at the Comedy House

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 Blackston, 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.

TK Kirkland

Terence ‘TK’ Kirkland is a well-respected comedian, podcast host, writer, businessman, motivator, and actor with 35+ years of experience in the entertainment industry. TK was born in Jersey City, New Jersey but grew up on the streets of Compton, California. His national notoriety began as a stand-out in track & field at Henry Snyder High School. TK’s natural athleticism and drive allowed him to secure a scholarship to California State where he graduated with an MBA.

His introduction to stardom began as the first comedic opening act for a rap concert when he toured with the legendary group NWA. Since then, TK has shared the stage with a multitude of celebrities including: Outcast, Ludacris, Jay-Z, Cash Money Millionaires, Ruff Ryders, DMX, 50 Cent, TuPac, and countless others.

TK is a prolific writer possessing the natural ability to captivate his audience through laughter and real-life experiences. He collaborated with HBO and starred in “Mo’ Funny: Black Comedy in America.” The reviews were astounding – TK was compared to the legendary comedy styles of Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and Moms Mabley.

Possessing talents beyond the stage, TK immersed himself into opportunities that included writing and producing on projects such as BET ComicView, Laffapolooza and MAD Sports. He also started a management company that launched the careers of Jamie Foxx, DL Hughley, and Mike Epps. TK later partnered with Tommy Castro and David Clingman to start the Artistry Management Firm. This collaboration allowed TK to work with critically acclaimed actors such as Sandra Bullock, Anthony Michael Hall, and John Leguizamo.

Some of TK’s cherished memories include: Master of Ceremonies at the Coliseum in Oakland during President Nelson Mandela’s US tour; presenting his lifetime friend and colleague, Martin Lawrence, with a Soul Train Award; and being a recipient of the coveted Redd Foxx Award (2019) for his long-lasting impact to comedy.

It has been often said that TK’s comedy circuit has been the best kept secret for over several decades. In addition to maintaining a robust schedule of sold-out live performances at theatres, concerts and comedy clubs TK is a regular featured guest on television, podcasts, local, and syndicated radio shows across the nation. Some of his notable appearances include: VLAD TV, Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson, The 85 South Show, The Breakfast Club, and Drink Champs.

As a content owner, TK released his first stand-up special “Are There Any Questions” in 2008. In 2017 TK began to share his signature blunt advice and inspiration with a wider audience through the launch of his popular podcast the TK Kirkland Show – rated as a Top 50 podcast nationwide. As a strong follow, his first streaming special “Who Raised You” quickly became the #1 comedy event on Amazon Prime when it released in 2019.

Despite his success, TK maintains a passion for inspiring others to see past their circumstances. He has donated time at Montclair School with their Upward Bound Program and at The Academy for Urban Scholars, servicing at-risk high school students. His dedication to inspire change goes beyond young men and women who want an education. TK has also lent his time to those ensnared in and out of the justice system with the Scared Straight program.

Aligned with his devotion to health and wellness, TK worked with John Gregory as he created the framework for the National African American Male Wellness Walk/Run Initiative. This initiative allows men and their families to obtain free health screenings and raises awareness in living a healthier lifestyle.

As a catalyst in politics, TK’s urban initiatives have included: Campaigning for Congresswoman Maxine Waters, serving as a commissioned volunteer to Johnnie Cochran, speaking at racial equality rallies, using his podcast as a platform to encourage voting, and promoting Covid safety protocols.

TK is a firm believer in what lives on after your death is how your life will be remembered. He is a loving father who is passionate about his children’s overall well-being and leaving a legacy that shows what dedication and drive can accomplish. TK remains one of the most influential comedians working in comedy today and continues to approach each day as if it is his last.

Luenell

Luenell at the Comedy House

Luenell is a force of nature. This talented comedienne, actress and singer, was born in Tollette, Arkansas, a town whose population barely registers with the U.S. census. At the tender age of 10, she caught the acting bug after seeing the plays South Pacific and Ain’t S’posed to Die a Natural Death. She enrolled in theatre classes at the grade school level and continued to study through college and cut her teeth at the Oakland Ensemble Theatre.

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