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Comedian Eddie Griffin at the Hope

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Comedian Eddie Griffin at the Hope

Eddie Griffin

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POSTED December 31, 2011 1:50 a.m.

STOCKTON — Comedian Eddie Griffin performs at the Bob Hope Theatre on Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m.

A popular comedian-turned-actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Griffin has built an ever-growing fan base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990. 

Ticket are $35 to $50. Tickets may be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Stockton Arena Ticket Office.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Eddie was voted class clown three years in a row in high school. His first love was always dance and by the young age of 16, he opened his own dance studio and was choreographing the Kansas City Chiefs half-time shows. But all of that would soon change when one night his cousin dared him to go on stage at the local comedy club Sanford and Sons where he was told to do 3 minutes. He performed off-the-cuff for 45 minutes successfully. It was then that Griffin purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a stand up.

In only one short month, he was a regular at the renowned Comedy Store, where he was compared with esteemed talents such as Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and Lenny Bruce.

Griffin began branching out into acting.  Roles in such films as The Last Boy Scout “1991”, Coneheads “1993”, and Jason’s Lyric “1994” soon led to his own hit comedy series Malcolm and Eddie “1996-2000”, for which role he was nominated (1996) and won (2000) the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

Mr. Griffin’s extensive film resume includes films such as and Armageddon “1998”, and the worldwide successful comedy franchise Deuce Bigalow, as well as Date Movie “2006”, Scary Movie 3 “2003”, My Baby’s Daddy “ 2004” “which he starred, wrote and Executive Produced for Miramax.

Comedy Central honored him as the Top 100 Greatest Stand-ups of all time.  Eddie Griffin has conquered not only the stage, but the silver screen as well.  Eddie has appeared in 47 films and numerous television shows.  In addition to his Comedic talent, Griffin is also a gifted Actor, Dancer, Choreographer and Singer.  Eddie Griffin is a highly accomplished individual who has contributed significantly to the arts and the entertainment industry and is a star and gifted entertainer in the entertainment world.

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