Michael Blackson and Friends

Harold Washington Cultural Center

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In a Nutshell

With his own unique lingo and style of dress, “The African King of Comedy” nabs laughs with skills he honed on Chappelle’s Show and HBO

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Promotional value expires Sep 12, 2015. VIP ticket will include seat assignment in the first five rows on a first come, first serve basis. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on 9/12 for a ticket at venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Ticket value includes all fees. Must be 21 or older. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • One ticket to Michael Blackson and Friends
  • When: Saturday, September 12, at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.
  • Where: Harold Washington Cultural Center
  • Door time: one hour before showtime

Ticketing Options

  • $35 for general admission (up to $55.76 value)
  • $55 for VIP admission, which includes food (up to $83.39 value)

Michael Blackson

Warning: contains profanity and things that sound like profanities but aren't

With an earnest visage and his signature dashiki, Michael Blackson doesn’t immediately read as a seasoned club comic with HBO and BET credits to his name. But the second he starts talking—about women, moving to a new country, or society’s “modasuckas”—the roar of the audience makes it clear that he knows how to lob a punchline. “The African King of Comedy” started out in Philadelphia, and worked his way onto BET’s ComicView, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, and Showtime and Harlem. When Ice Cube caught a live performance by chance, he cast Michael in the Next Friday, which helped expose the comic to an even wider audience and led to gigs on Chappelle’s Show and 30 Rock.

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    Harold Washington Cultural Center

    4701 S Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Dr.

    Chicago, IL 60615


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