TK Kirkland | Biography

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  • Full Name Terence Kirkland
  • Nickname TK
  • Occupation Comedian, Podcast Host, Actor, Businessman
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Birth Date Apr 03, 1961
  • Age 63 Years, 2 Months
Known for his Standup Comedy Specials such as 'Are There Any Questions?' and 'Who Raised You?' 

TK Kirkland | Biography

Co-founder of the Artistry Management Firm

Kirkland also hosts a podcast show called 'The TK Kirkland Show.' It is a weekly podcast show where he shares his ideas to assist people with relationship issues, financial problems, job searches, and other issues. The show is listened to by thousands of global audiences and has aired 240 episodes, as of 21 August 2021.

TK Kirkland is an American actor, podcast host, businessman, and standup comedian

Who Is TK Kirkland?

TK Kirkland is known for his standup comedy specials such as Are There Any Questions? and Who Raised You? and two comedy albums, including Are There Any Questions and Gangsta Conversation. 

He has also appeared in movies like New Jersey Drive (1995), Strays (1997), and The Champagne Gang (2006).

Early Age

TK Kirkland was born on 3 April 1961 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He grew up in the Compton neighborhood of Los Angeles and spent his adolescent years there. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University, where he also studied special communications. While there, he also competed in the 1984 Olympic trials (track).

Later, he joined California State University-Northridge for a master’s degree. Although he had planned to study pathology, he opted for management studies and matriculated with business administration and speech communications.

Comedy Career

TK Kirkland has performed alongside many celebrities, including Keyshia Cole, Eminem, Jay Z, Kid Rock, Van Diesel, Lil Wayne, and Eazy-E, in his long comedy career. 

Kirkland began his career on the road opening for the American hip-hop group N.W.A. in the 1980s. Ever since, his followers have dubbed him as the “Gangsta of Comedy.”

Acting and Music Videos

Kirkland began his on-screen career with the crime drama New Jersey Drive in 1995. In the late 1990s, he has also appeared in movies like Strays as Rodney (1997) and Rising to the Top as T.K. (1999). 

In 2000, he appeared in Baller Blockin’ as Lieutenant Gaspard. Later, he would be featured in the movies such as Champagne Gang (2006) and Are There Any Questions? (2008). In 2012, he played Joey in the film Birds of a Feather, and he also starred in the 2013 film Good Brutha Bad Brutha as Silk Tie Joe. 

In 1991, he partnered with HBO and appeared in the special Mo’ Funny: Black Comedy in America

In addition, Kirkland has featured in music videos for artists such as N.W.A., the D.O.C., and 50 Cent, including ‘Express Yourself,’ ‘It’s Funky Enough,’ and ‘Window Shopper.’ 

Comedy Specials

In 2008, Kirkland released his first standup special titled Are There Any Questions?, which remained the most popular piece on Amazon for two months. He then launched two comedy albums, including Who Raised You? in 2019 and Gangsta Conversation in 2018. His first streaming special, Who Raised You? (2019) quickly became the most popular comedy event on Amazon Prime.


He also hosts a podcast show called The TK Kirkland Show. It is a weekly podcast show where he shares his ideas to assist people with relationship issues, financial problems, job searches, and other issues. The show is listened to by thousands of global audiences and has aired 240 episodes, as of 21 August 2021.

Some of his most popular episodes include tracks such as ‘I’m Dedicated To Having A Better Life,’ ‘Baby Daddy Drama,’ ‘I Don’t Think I Can Do It Anymore,’ and ‘Being With This Married Man Made Me A Better Person.’

Business Venture

Kirkland initially founded a management company, which allowed him to work with some of Hollywood’s top personalities, including Jamie Foxx, DL Hughley, and Michael Epps. 

Later, he co-founded the Artistry Management Firm with Tommy Castro and David Clingman. The company works in theatre, new media, radio, movies, television, and video. It also brought Kirkland opportunities to work with well0known performers like Anthony Michael Hall, Sandra Bullock, and John Leguizamo.

Wife and Children

Kirkland is married to Tamara. The couple has three kids: two daughters Trinty and Isis, and a son named Aris. He also has a son Jordan with his former partner. The former couple have been frequently spotted hanging out on social occasions and remains on cordial terms due to their shared affection for their

Did You Know?

  • Kirkland has been on shows such as Laffapalooza, LaffaholicsComic View, and MAD SPORTS on BET. He was also a presenter at the 1993 Soul Train Comedy Awards. 
  •  He has also been on notable shows such as Brilliant Idiots, VLAD TV, The Breakfast Club Power, and Noreaga’s Drink Champs, among other podcasts and radio shows.
  • According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kirkland has an estimated net worth of $500,000 as of August 2021.
  • Kirkland is yet to exclusively feature on a Wikipedia page. 

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