may, 2023

sat13may6:00 PMMichael Blackson – Alex Thomas – Trey ElliotThe Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, 8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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He has been called one of the most original stand-up comics in the country, and his performances leave audiences laughing in tears. Michael Blackson, aka, ‘The African King of Comedy’, has been entertaining audiences all across the country and around the globe for more than a decade. Inspired by the stand up comedy of Eddie Murphy, Blackson began to develop his comedic talent in 1992 in the unkind comedy clubs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Blackson’s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BET’s ComicView series, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at Harlem, and Live in Hollywood. However, it was in a Los Angeles comedy club where Blackson got his big break. Blackson was performing at the Comedy Store where actor/director Ice Cube was in attendance to see comedian Mike Epps perform. But after experiencing Blackson’s performance, Ice Cube invited the young comic for a reading…and the rest is smash hit history! Blackson’s outstanding and unforgettable performance in the smash hit comedy, Next Friday, drew praise and a fan following like no other.

After his scene stealing performance in Next Friday, fans wanted more, and in 2005, Blackson would not disappoint. He released his top-selling sketch comedy CD entitled, Modasucka, Welcome to America. With Blackson, the work never stops. Along with special guest appearances on some of the hottest music videos, Blackson stole the stage on P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO and starred in a commercial for the Chappelle Show on Comedy Central. There’s no mistaking Blackson for any other comedian when he takes the stage.

And what about those Dashikis? When he takes the stage, clad in the finest Dashikis the Motherland has to offer, “The African King of Comedy? is born! Along with his film and television endeavors, Blackson continues to entertain his fans as the headliner for live shows at comedy clubs, universities and special events, bringing his one-of-a kind, must-see stand-up performance to audiences all across the country and around the world.

Alex Thomas Jr. is an American Actor and stand-up comedian who was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. Thomas first broke into the entertainment business as a teenage dancer on the hit long running TV show Soul Train. Keenan Ivory Wayans and his brother Damon Wayans talked Thomas into doing stand-up comedy, and the rest is history. He has since appeared on practically every comedy show on TV, like BET’s Comic View, Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, An Evening At The Improv, Arsenio Hall, Jay Leno, and eventually because the star of his own comedy Showtime special entitled Straight Clownin’…just a few of the accolades accumulated by Alex Thomas.

Laughter can solve any problem, which is why it’s not farfetched to call Trey Elliot the comedic problem solver. Trey hit the stage for the first time in 2002 at the World’s Famous Uptown Comedy Corner in downtown Atlanta, GA. Since then, Trey’s comedy has catapulted and he has never looked back. In 2009 Trey’s skills launched him the opportunity to move to the land of dreams, Los Angeles, California. Where he now resides. Throughout his career, one of his most rewarding accomplishments was touring internationally to Singapore, Diego Garcia and Afghanistan with the troops for Armed Forces Entertainment. Trey has appeared on “Stann’dup Comedy Show” on Starz, Aspire TV, BET Coming to the Stage, The Last Comic Standing, Def Comedy Jam, NBC Stand Up for Diversity, Comedy Central, and Headliner for the U.S. Troops overses with Armed Forces Entertainment.

May 13, 2023

Doors 6pm. Show 8:00pm.

$59 / $79 / $99 / $119 / $149 + applicable fees

Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult.

With regard and respect for the safety of our patrons large bags are not permitted. No bags bigger than 10” by 16” allowed.



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The Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills

8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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