On Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1, Comedy Key West presents stand-up comedian Erin Jackson, who will be performing with Key West locals at Bottlecap, located at 1128 Simonton St. Armed with a megawatt smile and a pocket full of dreams, Ms. Jackson is poised to conquer the world of stand-up. In fact, she’d probably be a superstar by now if her friends and family hadn’t spent so many years hating on her dreams and stealing her joy.
Ms. Jackson can be seen nightly in many of New York City’s top comedy clubs, and recently made her late-night television debut on “CONAN.” She was a semifinalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and has also performed her stand-up on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live,” OWN’s “Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious” and TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos.”
Ms. Jackson co-hosted three seasons of “Exhale,” a panel talk series on the ASPiRE television network, and has appeared on MSNBC, NFL Network, truTV, VH-1 and TV Guide Network as a panelist on numerous sports and pop-culture shows. A proud alumna of Howard University, she is obsessed with the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Winner of the 2018 Key West Chamber of Commerce Venture Award, Comedy Key West LLC is an entertainment company that specializes in showcasing the best in live stand-up comedy and original films in various venues across Key West. Comedy Key West offers the only weekly stand-up comedy shows at the southernmost comedy venue in the US. The organization brings in some of the best standup comics from all over world, from rising stars to household names, and adds some local talent for flavor, sprinkled with a little music and garnished with some funny videos. Then, they serve it up as a hilarious show with a cool, laid-back Key West vibe.
Comedy Key West enjoys the support of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, the leading arts and cultural organization in the Florida Keys. As the nonprofit local arts agency in Monroe County, it connects audiences from around the world to galleries, theaters, museums, festivals, dance, music and more from Key Largo to Key West. FKCA makes grants, supports Art in Public Places and promotes the Florida Keys for its rich and diverse history in art and culture. The Arts Council provides services to visual and performing artists, arts organizations, students and the public, striving to instill a passion for and participation in the arts.
The doors open at Bottlecap at 7:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:30 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.comedykeywest.com. ¦