Al Jackson is best known for starring in his own 30 minute stand up special “Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson.” Born and raised in Cleveland, OH Al began his comedy career while working as a middle school teacher in Miami, FL. After two appearances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and winning several comedy competitions he moved to New York to continue his stand up career. Recently Al became the host of BBC’s “Officially Amazing” as well as a writer and guest on TruTV’s “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal.” He has been seen on “Inspired or Insane” on the SYFY network and earned a showcase spot on Showtime’s “Louie Anderson Presents.” He previously hosted FOX’s nationally syndicated travel show “Awesome Adventures”while serving as a coach on an Emmy winning season of MTV’s MADE. Al has also appearedin two E! specials: 50 Most Insane Celebrity Oopsand 50 Super Epic TV Moments. Al has been selected to perform at many prestigious comedy festivals including the Montreal Comedy Festival, the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and the 2011 Just For Laughs Comedy Festivalin Chicago where he was voted one of the best of the fest. Al can be heard on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Showas well as the Opie and Anthony Show. All of this was in addition to a resume which already included Comedy Central’s Live at Gothamand Friday Night Stand-Up, commercials for Burger King and Comedy Central, MTV’s MVP’s, F’N MTV, and Comics Unleashed. Al can be seen touring the country performing at comedy clubs and colleges. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
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