2017 Funny Bones Comedian: Clinton Jackson
Born and raised in Oakland, California, Clinton Jackson is the youngest of 3 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 a stand-up comic at the age of 9. After graduating high school, Clinton began to hone his craft in San Francisco’s thriving comedy scene, quickly moving up the ranks to become one of the city’s youngest headliners.
Clinton has appeared on many stand-up comedy television shows including his own stand-up special Comedy Central Presents: Clinton Jackson and a guest appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Fergeson on CBS. When not headlining his own shows, Clinton has been the opening act for such notable artists as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Dennis Miller, Chris Rock, and Steven Wright. Clinton has recorded and released two full length comedy CDs, Nuff Said and Do You See the Ducks Now, both of which are regularly featured on Sirius Comedy Radio.
The San Francisco Chronicle says, “on stage Clinton Jackson moves as if he were in a boxing match delivering material that is not only hilarious to hear, but brilliantly visual as well. He is good natured, clever, and engaging with a unique point of view, earning him the respect of hispeers and giving him a broad crossover appeal. “