Breakout Artist Comedy Series: Erin Jackson

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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-hosts “Exhale,” a provocative and candid talk series, now in its third season 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.