Jackson and BET launched the "Teens of Comedy Tour" showcasing the nation’s funniest teen comedians. He also hosted the _Up Close and Personal Tour _ featuring Chris Brown Ne-Yo and Lil Wayne. Jackson would later host his own sketch comedy special "The Brandon T. Jackson Show" on The N Channel and was a series regular on Nick Cannon’s MTV sketch comedy show "Wild ‘N Out". Jackson grew up in Detroit with seven siblings and parents who were both pastors. He credits his sense of humor to both his father and his life straddling the fence between suburbia and the inner city. He now lives in Los Angeles.