About Eddie GriffinSeptember 29, 2010
October 2, 2010Special Engagement
FOUR SHOWS ONLY!
Eddie Griffin is now enjoying the career that he had always planned. Audiences will next see Eddie co-starring alongside Luke Wilson in The Wendall Baker Story
which comes out this May. Earlier this year, Eddie was seen starring opposite Eddie Murphy in the blockbuster comedy Norbit
where he played "Pope Sweet Jesus
," who is Norbit's (Murphy's) counselor and confident.
On the small screen, Griffin appeared in a series of hilarious commercials for Miller Lite
beer; the commercial campaign featured a number of notable people including Burt Reynolds in the spots. And last holiday season, Griffin co-starred in the NBC
's holiday television movie, The Year without a Santa Claus
as an elf.
Eddie's film resume includes: Undercover Brother
, Duece Bigalow: Male Gigolo
, and its sequel Duece Bigalow: European Gigolo
, Date Movie
, Scary Movie 3
, My Baby's Daddy
, John Q
, and Armageddon
. And of course, there was Dysfunktional Family
which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Dysfunktional Family
combined Griffin's stand-up comedy act with a cinema verite look at his personal life. Griffin produced, co-wrote and performed on the film's soundtrack with Sage Knight.
Eddie is probably best known to television audiences as the star of UPN
's hit comedy series Malcom & Eddie
where he was nominated for an NAACP Image Award
for "Best Actor in a Comedy Series
." Griffin also wrote and directed four episodes of the sitcom, one of which starred his mentor, Richard Pryor.
Griffin began his career in Kansas City, Missouri. He was working as a choreographer for a soccer team when a cousin bet him $50 that he would not go on stage during a visit to a local comedy club. After winning the bet, Griffin purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles.
One month later he was performing at the renowned Comedy Store
, where he was compared with Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx and Lenny Bruce. Those performances led to featured
appearances on Def Comedy Jam
the cable ACE-nominated One Night Stand
, the HBO
special Voodoo Child
and the stage of the legendary Apollo Theater
. Griffin's comedy album, The Message
, features comedic and musical performances by Griffin as well as Master P, Silkk the Shocker, and Fiend. Griffin held the first live comedy/R&B/hip-hop Webcast, MLK 2K: We Still Have the Dream
, during a Comedy Store
He has formed his own independent record label, Bluelight Records
. An accomplished musician, Griffin is also a member of his own band, Electric Divinity
Eddie's career has reached a new level, and he constantly has new projects in the making. Keep an eye out for his upcoming films Irish Jam
, Date Movie
, and Bunyun and Babe
. Eddie also aggressively and successfully travels nationwide with comedic performances/shows. His comedy and music are careers of their own!Must be 21 & up to enter.
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