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About Al Jackson

Al Jackson is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer and TV/radio personality best known for his 30-minute ""Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson" special and for his role as host of the BAFTA-nominated BBC series "Officially Amazing." In 2014, Al will also be seen on FXX's "Legit," GSN's "Mind of a Man," the NickMOM series "Parental Discretion" and the upcoming Comedy Central series "Comedy Underground with Dave Attell."

Born and raised in Cleveland, Al began his comedy career while working as a middle school teacher in Miami. After two appearances on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and winning several comedy competitions, Al continued to build his resume -- including a head writing position with TruTV's "Upload with Shaquille O'Neal" -- and has become one of the few minority writers in comedy.

Also among his many credits are TBS's "Comedy Cuts" and Showtime's "Louie Anderson Presents" as well as hosting FOX's nationally syndicated travel show "Awesome Adventures." He has also... Read More »

Al Jackson is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer and TV/radio personality best known for his 30-minute ""Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson" special and for his role as host of the BAFTA-nominated BBC series "Officially Amazing." In 2014, Al will also be seen on FXX's "Legit," GSN's "Mind of a Man," the NickMOM series "Parental Discretion" and the upcoming Comedy Central series "Comedy Underground with Dave Attell."

Born and raised in Cleveland, Al began his comedy career while working as a middle school teacher in Miami. After two appearances on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and winning several comedy competitions, Al continued to build his resume -- including a head writing position with TruTV's "Upload with Shaquille O'Neal" -- and has become one of the few minority writers in comedy.

Also among his many credits are TBS's "Comedy Cuts" and Showtime's "Louie Anderson Presents" as well as hosting FOX's nationally syndicated travel show "Awesome Adventures." He has also appeared on Comedy Central's "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show," "50 Super Epic TV Moments" and "50 Most Insane Celebrity Oops" (both on the E! Network), and he served as a coach on an Emmy-winning season of MTV's "MADE." Al can also be heard on the radio via the nationally syndicated "Bob & Tom Show" and on the "Opie & Anthony Show."

In addition to his work in television and radio, Al performs regularly at colleges, comedy clubs and prestigious comedy festivals including the Montreal Comedy Festival, the HBO Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival where he was voted one of the Best of the Fest in 2011.