When you’re voted class clown 3 times during high school, it’s only natural that you grow up to be a comedian. In the case of Eddie Griffin, his Kansas City, Missouri classmates certainly predicted the future for him.
Eddie Griffin has created a comedy career that includes roles in movies such as Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo, Date Move, Scary Movie 3, and Norbit. His most memorable movie role was the title character in Undercover Brother.
On stage, his comedy has been described as an interesting mix of intelligent, provocative, and not for the faint of heart. There are no topics that are off limits and he is not afraid to offend on the way to the punchline. Yellow Springs resident Andre Kinley had this to say, “Eddie Griffith is crazy funny! Tons of intellectual insight that would catch the attention of just about everyone. He has great delivery and his approach is cunning! I would definitely go to another show…money well spent!”.
Local comedian, Doug Morgan, shared his own Eddie Griffin story. “12 years ago me and 6 white friends sat front row at Dayton Memorial Hall to see Eddie…the whole show was on us. It was awesome especially when he found out my buddy’s sister’s name was Bobbi Jo…when we told him..he just dropped the microphone and said “BOBBI F’N JO…the crowd went nuts.”. It seems as if Mr. Griffin leaves every audience with something memorable to talk about after the show.
Eddie Griffin is appearing this weekend at the Dayton Funny Bone. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday 7:30 and 10:00. Tickets run $30 and can be purchased at daytonfunnybone.com or by calling 937-429-5233