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Comedian Erin Jackson delivers laughs to crowd

By Sarah Barbee
Staff Writer
Nov. 12, 2009

Comedian Erin Jackson performed Oct. 28 in the UC Lounge at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by the Association for Campus Entertainment.

Jackson has appeared on television shows such as “Last Comic Standing,” “Live at Gotham” and “The Ellen Degeneres Show.”

Jackson is from Washington, D.C., and attended Howard University to study mass communications.

During her performance, she spoke about everything from being an African-American in society to terrible relationships.

She also talked about becoming a comic and how she has lost a lot of weight.

“I’ve been hungry since July” was a joke told during her performance. She discovered it was time to lose some weight when she found herself eating an entire onepound bag of M&M’s.

She also joked about going into Abercrombie and Fitch and being embarrassed by the sales associates because they do not carry black clothing, “but they carry purple.” She found this quite insulting.

Jackson gave advice about dealing with relationships and parents who were not so pleased with career choices of their children.

“Sometimes you have to give up some things in order to fulfill your dreams,” Jackson said.

She spoke about bad dates she had and even made a joke about a relationship that was terminated without her knowledge on Facebook.

“You never really know a person,” Jackson said.

She also spoke about having a large family, claiming to have 14 aunts and uncles and 49 first cousins, and she herself is an only child.

The audience seemed thoroughly impressed and laughed at her jokes.

Freshman Meghan Writz attended the performance.

“I thought it was really entertaining, and I have seen her before on Comedy Central and found all of her jokes to be hilarious,” Writz said.

Jackson can be found on Facebook as well as YouTube and has a video blog of various shows she has put on. They can be accessed on her blog at


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