TK Kirkland’s “Are There Any Questions”, an Image entertainment release, was Amazon’s number 1 selling standup comedy DVD for two months running. TK has built a nationwide following from his tour hosting work for the likes of 50 Cent, Eminem and Madonna. When 50 Cent needed a foil for his video release of his hit record “Window Shopper” it was TK Kirkland who got the call.
Mr. Kirkland has been the Comedy circuits best kept secret for a decade now. Long known as the “Gangsta of Comedy” no less a personage than Jaime Foxx sang his praises on his Showtime Comedy Special going so far as to perform his own impression of TK. Laffapalooza the Showtime DVD Label. TK has worked as a host on BET’s “MAD SPORTS” appeared numerous times on “ComicviewHe moved to Compton, California and set about working in Los Angeles's comedy clubs, including the Comedy Store, The Improv and Igby's, but it was his performances in the rising black comedy scene where he first made a name for himself. Working at The Comedy Act Theatre in the Crenshaw district of South Los Angeles, he came to the attention of Robin Harris who took him under his wing. With Robin's strong support and guidance TK quickly became a popular regular at the Club.TK says. "I dealt with the realities of the male/female relationship," and here he pauses, "Graphically." "All else pales in comparison to the Comedy Store's most outrageous act, T K Kirkland, a Monday night regular. His act centered entirely on oral sex. People were rolling in the aisles," as The Los Angeles Times so willingly attests.
His first big break came when his Compton neighbor, Eazy-E, put him on a national tour with the rap group NWA. He then continued working as an MC / Comedian for such music act's as Bobby Brown, Keith Sweat, Tina Marie and The Hammer, taking time off to perform in Robert Townsend's HBO Special, and working with Tommy Chong and Rae Don Chong in Far Out, Man. Sinbad asked him to appear on NBC's "Showtime At The Apollo." For TK this was truly a special event, "I grew up in Jersey City and went to the Apollo. Nothing I had ever done before or since gave me more satisfaction than getting a standing ovation on that show." Since then TK has been working around the country developing an underground following and honing his skills in comedy.
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 8:00 PMTHE J SPOT COMEDY CLUB
5581 W Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045