Terence “TK” Kirkland is a well-respected comedian, podcast host, writer, businessman, motivator, and actor with 35+ years of experience in the entertainment industry. His introduction to stardom began as the first comedic opening act for a rap concert when he toured with the legendary group NWA. Since then, TK has shared the stage with a multitude of celebrities including: Outcast, Ludacris, Jay-Z, Cash Money Millionaires, Ruff Ryders, DMX, 50 Cent, TuPac, and countless others. TK is a prolific writer possessing the natural ability to captivate his audience through laughter and real-life experiences. He collaborated with HBO and starred in Mo’ Funny: Black Comedy in America. Possessing talents beyond the stage, TK immersed himself into opportunities that included writing and producing on projects such as BET’s ComicView, Laffapolooza and MAD Sports. It has been often said that TK’s comedy circuit has been the best kept secret for over several decades. In addition to maintaining a robust schedule of sold-out live performances at theatres, concerts and comedy clubs, TK is a regular featured guest on television, podcasts, local, and syndicated radio shows across the nation. Some of his notable appearances include: VLAD TV, Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson, The 85 South Show, The Breakfast Club, and Drink Champs.
As a content owner, TK released his first stand-up special Are There Any Questions in 2008. In 2017 TK began to share his signature blunt advice and inspiration with a wider audience through the launch of his popular podcast The TK Kirkland Show – rated as a Top 50 podcast nationwide. As a strong follow, his first streaming special, Who Raised You?, quickly became the #1 comedy event on Amazon Prime when it released in 2019. TK is a firm believer in what lives on after your death is how your life will be remembered. He is a loving father who is passionate about his children’s overall well-being and leaving a legacy that shows what dedication and drive can accomplish. TK remains one of the most influential comedians working in comedy today and continues to approach each day as if it is his last.