Eddie Griffin has been named as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians by Comedy Central for good reason. From attending his first open-mic night in 1989 to becoming an iconic staple at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood and beyond, Griffin has given millions of people the laughs on stage and screen.
When you see Eddie Griffin on tour, you’ll hear his distinctive and comedic take on various social issues and current events.
Eddie Griffin’s stand up comedy career has spanned more than 30 years, with his first specials being in the early to mid 90s. He’s been featured on hit HBO series including One Night Stand & Def Comedy Jam in 1992 and the HBO Comedy Half-Hour in 1994.
Voodoo Child was Griffin’s first major HBO special all for himself, taking place in 1997 and features jokes on topics like bank robberies, God creating men, slavery, gangsta rap & Michael Jackson. The comedian pushed it up a notch with his 2003 documentary and stand up comedy film Dysfunktional Family that includes his porn director and ex-pimp uncles.
Comedy Central’s You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It came out in 2011, where Eddie Griffin produced lots of laughs while talking about Viagra, First Lady Michelle Obama, racial stereotypes and a lot more. Showtime first aired Griffin’s special Undeniable in 2018, where he spoke on the world, relationships and humanity with his own unique flavor.
E-Niggma is the most recent Eddie Griffin comedy special that debuted on Showtime in 2019. This special took a look into the 10th anniversary of his nightly residency in Las Vegas at the Sayers Club, located in the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
In addition to doing stand up, Eddie Griffin has appeared on a number of TV shows, with a co-starring role on the UPN sitcom Malcolm & Eddie from 1996 to 2000 and being the main focus of the six-episode VH1 documentary series Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke. Other television appearances that the comedian has taken part in include:
Eddie Griffin has also been in a lot of movies with several notable roles. From the obvious choice of comedies to unexpected dramatic roles, he’s been iconic characters such as:
You never know what will come out of Eddie Griffin’s mouth when he’s given a live mic, but what you know it will be hilarious. It’s a real treat when you get to experience the comedian outside of Las Vegas and it’s something any comedy fan should definitely take advantage of. Whenever Eddie Griffin comedy is on the bill, you know that a good time will be had by all.
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