About Al Jackson
After spending several years as a 7th grade public school teacher, Al decided he was ready to pursue his dream of "doing anything else." Lucky for us, that something else was comedy. Al delivers his edgy, hard-nosed comedy with a laid-back swagger and a giant smile.
2008 has already been a good year, Al has appeared on the show MTV's MVP's and now has a recurring role on F'N MTV. Al was also a featured comedian on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Season 2. Al made a big splash on this years New York stop on Last Comic Standing season 6 where he had a five minute segment dedicated to him and his journey to Last Comic. He currently has three Burger King commercials running on Comedy Central and was named to be a movie reviewer for the hit website Current TV. Al also had a segment on Comedy Central's Friday Night Stand-up and was named as a national spokesman for Comedy Central's Address The Mess campaign. As of the typing of this biography Al's comedy clips on ComedyCentral.com are only a few views short of 100,000!
Al's comedy earned him a spot in the 2006 Boston Comedy Festival, and a finals appearance in the 2007 Boston Comedy Festival. He was a finalist in NBC's Stand-Up for Diversity contest as well as appearing on the first two episodes of Last Comic Standing season 4. 2006 was also good for Al as he earned a win in the 2006 National Carnival Cruise Line Comedy Challenge as well as regular airtime on XM Radio Comedy Channel 150. Al won the 2006 Maxim Magazine "Real Men of Comedy" contest and earned a spot in the 2006 HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festival's "Lucky 21" new faces showcase. Subsequently earning the title of Comedy Central's "Fresh Face of comedy", which is to air regularly on the network.