“Washington has been the home of a number of very good comics and a few great ones (Wanda Sykes, Dave Chappelle, Lewis Black, Martin Lawrence). Erin Jackson could be next in line.” – The Washington Post
Armed with a megawatt smile and a pocket full of dreams, Erin Jackson is poised to conquer the world of stand-up. In fact, she’d probably be a superstar by now if her friends and family hadn’t spent so many years hating on her dreams and stealing her joy.
Since first making a name for herself at colleges and east coast comedy clubs, Erin’s conversational style and relatable humor have helped to propel her onto the national stage. Erin was a semifinalist on the 2014 reboot of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and co-hosted three seasons of “Exhale,” a provocative and candid talk series, on Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s ASPiRE television network.
Erin can be seen nightly in many of New York City’s top comedy clubs, and has also performed stand-up on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” OWN’s “Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live” and TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos.” She has appeared on VH-1 and TV Guide Network as a panelist on pop-culture countdown shows such as “40 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of the 90’s” and “Best Movie Kisses,” and her writing has been featured in The Washington Post and on NYTimes.com.
A proud alumna of Howard University, Erin is also obsessed with the Philadelphia Eagles.