August 3 - August 4, 2012
A popular comedian turned actor, funnyman Eddie Griffin's memorable supporting roles in such films as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo have built the comedian an ever-growing fan base and a path to his first starring role in 2002's Undercover Brother. Born in Kansas City, MO, Griffin's career began when he accepted a dare to take the stage on amateur night at a local comedy club. Soon developing a personal style reminiscent of such classic comedians Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx, Griffin gained further exposure opening for comedian Andrew Dice Clay on a 22-city tour and later in a series of impromptu performances at Los Angeles' popular Comedy Store.
Quickly following with performances on HBO's Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam Griffin also starred in various other big screen roles and continued focusing his comical talent towards acting. In addition to his comedic skills, Griffin is also a gifted dancer, choreographer, and singer.