July 13th @7:00p
Doors open 6:00p
His name is Jackson. He’s been sent from the heavens to fill the hearts of strangers with the joy of laughter. In other words he is a stand-up comedian searching for a description that best fits his purpose. Jackson was born and raised in Bridgeport, CT- a city often given a bad rap for drugs and violence. Once the decision was made to be a stand-up comedian his peers thought it would best suit him since he wasn’t any good at drugs or violence. Jackson delivered a knock out performance in 2004 on BET’s Coming to the Stage after performing for only eight months. In 2006 NBC selected Jackson as one of the first recipients of a newly developed program called Stand-up for Diversity which granted him two scholarships to UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) where he trained for improv. He continued with his craft and landed yet another knock out televised performance on Showtime at the Apollo in 2007. The following year Jackson was honored with the opportunity to travel overseas to Germany (Ramstein & Spangdolem Airforce Bases) and perform for our troops. In 2009 he won four consecutive comedy competitions locally produced in his hometown. These days Jackson continues to perform in theaters, clubs & colleges in hopes that rest of the world would recognize his comedic talent.