TK Kirkland is 35-year veteran in the entertainment business. Kirkland is an actor, stand-up comedian, podcast host and writer. He is known for New Jersey Drive, Strays , Black Bold and Beautiful Baller Blockin, Are There Any Questions? and starred in various other independent films. In 1991 he collaborated with HBO and starred in a special titled, “Mo’ Funny” a History of Black Comedy in America, the reviews were astounding — comparing him to legendary comedians Richard Pryor, Red Foxx and Moms Mabley.
Kirkland was born in New Jersey but frequent the streets of Compton, California throughout his adolescent years. His first opportunity into stardom was working with rap legend Easy-E and NWA. Since then, Kirkland has shared the stage with a multitude of celebrities which include Jay-Z, Eminem, Madonna, 50-Cent, Keyshia Cole, Lil’ Wayne, Kid Rock, Van Diesel and others.
As a notable entertainer he began to immerse himself into opportunities that included more writing and producing shows which includes BET Comicview, Laffapolooza and MAD Sports. Kirkland started a management company that lead to managing some of the biggest names in television like Jamie Foxx, DL Hughley, and Michael Epps.
Kirkland started a management company that lead to managing some of the biggest names in television like Jamie Foxx, DL Hughley, and Michael Epps. He later joined forces with Tommy Castro and David Clingman to start Artistry Management Firm. The Company worked in the realms of the performing arts, new media arts, film, television, radio and video. The collaboration allowed him to work with acclaim actors such as Sandra Bullock, Anthony Michael Hall and john Leguizamo. He has also appeared on some of the biggest podcasts and radio shows including The Breakfast Club, Brilliant Idiots, VLAD TV, Noreaga’s Drink Champs and he also hosts his own show ‘The T.K. Kirkland Show’.
Kirkland is one of the most important and influential comedians working in comedy today.