“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
The University Program Council will host Comedian Erin Jackson on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in DSC Ledbetter Hall. This program, along with all UPC programs are free to the UALR Campus Community.
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 warm, conversational style and relatable humor have helped to propel her onto the national stage. Erin currently co-hosts Exhale, a provocative, hip and candid new talk show airing on Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s ASPiRE television network.
Erin has performed stand-up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, TV Guide Network’s Standup in Stilettos and the Dutch television show, The Comedy Factory. She was also a semifinalist on season 6 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Erin 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 has worked for both HBO and BET as a warm-up act for live comedy and awards specials.
Erin is also a freelance writer whose work has been featured in publications such as The Washington Post and NYTimes.com.