Michael Blackson (born November 28, 1972) is a Ghanaian-Liberian actor and comedian based in the United States.
Michael Blackson was born on November 28, 1972, in Ghana. His father, Kwaku-Nisan Adom Bediako, stayed in Ghana while Blackson’s mother had custody of him and his sister. Bediako died in 2008. Blackson’s family moved to Liberia at some point, before relocating to Newark, New Jersey when he was 13, and then settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when he was 15. He began pursuing comedy after his coworker at Domino’s suggested he start open mic.
In 2005, he released a comedy sketch CD entitled Modasucka: Welcome to America. Also in 2005, he made an appearance on TV series 30 Rock, P. Diddy Presents: The Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO, and starred in a commercial for Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central.
In 2011, Blackson appeared on Starz’s Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand-up and Showtime’s Shaquille O’Neal Presents All-Star Comedy Jam.
In 2019, Blackson appeared in the “Wakonda” official music video by Akon.
In 2021 he appeared in the Coming 2 America sequel.
Blackson was a part of seasons 8, 10, 12, and 15 of the comedy improv show Wild ‘n Out.
Michael Blackson’s net worth is estimated to be $2 Million., according to the list of richest Ghanaian celebrities.