Interview: Comic and actor Brandon T. Jackson launches the "Still Detroit" comedy tour

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Many know Brandon T. Jackson from his film career starring in Tropic Thunder, Percy Jackson, and the upcoming I'm Beginning to See the Light. But before that, he was a young stand-up comic. When I say young, I mean young -- starting at the age of 14, catching the comedy bug after watching his father minister to his congregation. Brandon's career started on the stages of Detroit, but eventually he worked his way west to Hollywood, and for many years spent much of his time on screen.

But after recent events, Brandon decided to return to the stage with his "Still Detroit" tour. He launches his tour November 30 at the Comedy Loft in Washington, D.C., with more dates and cities to follow (tickets available at brandontjackson.love).

Brandon recently took the time to sit with me for a chat, and we discussed this tour, his inspirations, and the weirdest experience he's had performing comedy.

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Tags: Brandon T. Jackson, Tropic Thunder, Big Mama, Percy Jackson, I'm Beginning to See the Light, Still Detroit, stand-up comedy

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