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.
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