Sunday, August 13, 2006
My annual comedy fundraiser for Toys for Tots is called the Yuletide Yuckfest and we’re announcing the date and the headlining comedian today. The date of this year’s Yuckfest is Sunday night December 3rd, 7 pm at Rooster T. Feathers comedy nightclub in Sunnyvale. Our headliner is a comic named Clinton Jackson, who is really funny and squeaky clean, which is good for a benefit like this. Admission to the show (which is our 9th annual, by the way), is $15 with an unwrapped toy or $20 without a toy.
As we get closer to the date, I’ll be adding a bunch more comedians to the lineup. As usual, Chubby’s All-Stars, considered the greatest carport band in the bay area, will be opening the show at 7 pm with great music. Here is some press on Clinton Jackson. Stayed tuned for more details on this great event. I hope to see you all at the Ninth Annual Yuletide Yuckfest!!
Born Clinton Page Jackson in Oakland California, Clinton is the youngest of three and the only son. An imaginative child inclined to perform, Clinton stood empty handed at "Show & Tell", told his jokes, and officially claimed his identity as comedian at the age of nine.
Clinton honed his craft in San Francisco's thriving comedy scene. As a stand-up, he has appeared on numerous national stand-up television shows. He recently taped his own half hour comedy special "Comedy Central Presents" which debuted in the spring of 2004. Clinton's CD titled "Clinton Jackson - 'Nuff Said" was released on Uproar Records.
On stage Clinton moves about as if he were in a boxing match delivering material that is not only hilarious to hear but brilliantly visual as well. He's clever and engaging with a unique point of view. He works clean on stage, earning him the respect of his peers and giving him a broad cross over appeal.
Following his acclaimed performance at HBO's prestigious Aspen Comedy Festival, Clinton moved to Los Angeles to pursue his other love - acting. He was then cast as science teacher "Mezz Crosby" appearing for two seasons on the WB's "Nick Freno". Clinton also guest starred in "Cybill" as well as "Dharma & Greg". True to form, Clinton has appeared in several shows on family friendly networks such as Nickelodeon, and most recently, the Disney Channel's "That's So Raven".
Clinton has also been cast in numerous commercial campaigns including Jeep, Circuit City, AC Delco, and Old Navy.
In addition to a career in acting, Clinton's dream is to achieve excellence and permanence in the art of stand-up comedy.
"Clinton Jackson is more a monologist than a joke machine; his good natured presence and knack for spinning a tale draw an audience into his confidence. He has an effortless, easygoing delivery and an actor's gift for mimicry. The man is clean, clever and engaging.”
The San Francisco Chronicle
To find out more about Clinton Jackson, visit his web site at: www.clintonjackson.com.