Al Jackson is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, writer, and TV/radio personality best known for his 30-minute Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson special, and for his role as host of the BAFTA-nominated BBC series, Officially Amazing. Al has also been seen on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, Legit, Mind of a Man, Parental Discretion and will be on all 16 episodes of truTV's How To Be A Grown Up.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Al began his comedy career while working as a middle school teacher in Miami. After two appearances on Last Comic Standing and winning several comedy competitions, Al further built his resume with a series of credits including: Comedy Cuts, Louie Anderson Presents, hosting the nationally syndicated travel show Awesome Adventures, and writing for truTV's Upload with Shaquille O'Neal. He has also appeared on the John Oliver NY Stand-Up special, 50 Super Epic TV Moments and 50 Most Insane Celebrity Oops. Al can also be heard on the radio via the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show and on the Opie & Anthony Show.
In addition to his work in television and radio, Al performs regularly at colleges, comedy clubs, and prestigious comedy festivals including the Montreal Comedy Festival, the HBO Comedy Festival, and the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival where, in 2011, he was voted one of the Best of the Fest.