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[10/11/06 - 09:57 AM]
The N Premieres Its First Sketch Comedy Special the Brandon T. Jackson Show Friday, November 24 at 9:00 P.M. (ET)
Backdoor pilot special includes guest appearances by Wayne Brady, Chris Brown and Sinbad with a musical performance by Nelly Furtado.

[via press release from The N]

The N Premieres Its First Sketch Comedy Special The Brandon T. Jackson Show Friday, November 24 At 9:00 P.M. (ET)

Special Includes Celebrity Guests Wayne Brady, Chris Brown and Sinbad with Musical Performance by Nelly Furtado

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 -- Brandon T. Jackson is a true-to-life "son of a preacher man," who's delivering his hometown Detroit humor to teens across America in his very first sketch comedy special, The Brandon T. Jackson Show. The N, the nighttime network for teens, premieres the new half-hour special Friday, November 24 at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

Nothing is off limits for Jackson, the 20-year-old comedic wunderkind, grabbing from today's outrageous headlines of celebrity fodder to politically incorrect humor with mock skits of Angelina Jolie and Osama Bin Laden. The Brandon T. Jackson Show is co-created and executive produced by Jackson and Emmy Award-winning comedian Wayne Brady who also stars in the special. The special also features celebrity guests Chris Brown and Sinbad, as well as a musical performance by Nelly Furtado.

"The Brandon T. Jackson Show features a unique brand of sketch comedy that is sure to be a hit with our teen viewers," said Sarah Tomassi Lindman, Vice President, Production and Programming, The N. "The filter through which Brandon views the world, combined with his irreverence and quick wit makes for a great half-hour of comedy."

The special includes the following four sketch comedy skits written and performed by Jackson and Brady:

Adoption Idol -- How does Angelina Jolie decide on a new sibling for Maddox, Zahara and Shiloh Nouvelle? Well, she holds an Adoption Idol competition of course! Baby Brandon and the rest of the Jackson cast partake in an "American Idol" type competition to see who can join the ever growing Jolie-Pitt family.

Game Unit -- Every hot rapper today has a sneaker deal so why shouldn't the original gangster, Game Unit be any different? Brandon plays a rap star that showcases his new line of shoe wear -- The Game Unit 2000. Game Unit spreads the word to his legion of fans that the sneaker "is not just a shoe ... it's a way of life."

Sweet 16 -- You are cordially invited into the cave dwellings of fictional character, Reggie Bin Laden (Brandon Jackson), one of the many children of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden (Wayne Brady). Reggie's turning 16 on a mock episode of the famed MTV reality series My Super Sweet 16, and he's determined that his birthday be the underground party of the year. R&B artist Chris Brown makes a cameo appearance.

Possessed By a Pimp -- After realizing they've purchased their dream home over an ancient pimp burial ground, a family of three quickly discover that their son (portrayed by Jackson) has become possessed by the spirit of a Detroit pimp.

While growing up in Detroit, Jackson found school to be dull and unbearable, but comedy provided him the perfect outlet to get through it. This self-titled "class clown" honed his comedy skills by performing in talent shows at youth nights at his father's church. By the time Jackson was teenager, his career as a stand-up comic evolved from local school shows to community projects such as the Motor City Youth Festival. Jackson continued on his road to success when his internship at local Detroit radio station led to a guest-host position its rival station. As his following grew, so did his hunger for stand-up comedy. Soon Jackson was working side-by-side with many of today's top comedians, including Chris Tucker and Wayne Brady, and delivered side-splitting performances at New York City's legendary Showtime at the Apollo and BET's Comic View. He quickly made the transition from stand-up comedian to Hollywood actor when he was cast in his first major movie role as Bow Wow's former best friend "Junior" in the motion picture Roll Bounce.

In the past year, Jackson launched and hosted the Teens of Comedy Tour (featuring Lil JJ and presented by BET) and served as host on singer Chris Brown's 30-city U.S. Tour. Jackson's upcoming projects include a starring role in the indie film Cuttin the Mustard and a character role opposite Rob Schnieder in Big Stan. A national tour is currently in the works for his comedy show featuring other talented young comedians and musicians. One of seven siblings, Jackson draws upon his comedy from his childhood experiences in the inner city and credits his sense of humor to his dad, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson (his mother also serves as the Pastor of their church). Jackson counts comedians Sinbad, Martin Lawrence and Chris Rock as his source of inspiration and much of his comedy touches upon politics, the ups and downs of being young, dating and God. He aspires to be the funniest man in America -- without cursing -- and hopes to reshape the world of comedy into one that inspires, teaches and uplifts people.

Along with Emmy Award winner and comedian Wayne Brady, both actors co- created, starred and executive produced the half-hour special. Brady recently wrapped the independent film I'm Perfect and the romantic comedy Crossover with Anthony Mackie and Sydney Timiia Poitier. Last fall he finished a run on the Broadway production of Chicago.

Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr. serve as executive producers for The Brandon T. Jackson Show. Teitel and Tillman have teamed up as executive producer and writer for hit films and television adaptations including Soul Food, Men of Honor, Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Beauty Shop and Roll Bounce. Their production company, State Street Pictures, has many films currently in development, including: College, Stephon's Corner, Champions and The Interrogator.

The N, the nighttime network for teens, is a programming arm of MTV Networks and is currently available in 52 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite television. The N's mission is to be the authentic voice for teens and help them figure out their lives with relevant, topical programming on-air and online at the network's web site http://www.the-n.com. The N airs everyday from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (ET). The N and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

SOURCE The N
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