2018 Professional Winner
“The tell-it-to-you-straight girlfriend every woman should have in her crew.”
– The Washington Post
Armed with a megawatt smile and a pocket full of dreams, Erin 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.
In addition to being the 2018 Ladies of Laughter Professional winner, Erin 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.” Erin 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, Erin is obsessed with the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.