“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 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.