DL Hughley & Eddie Griffin
Date:2018-12-30 | 8:00PM
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One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. DL can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own afternoon radio show “The DL Hughley Show” which is nationally syndicated in over 60 cities across the country including the #1 radio market – New York. DL is currently touring as part of the Comedy Get Down Tour, which features DL along with Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, and Eddie Griffin. The tour was turned into docu-reality series, currently airing on BET.
DL will be shooting his 10th stand up special this May in Philadelphia. The special, to be shot for Netflix, will be titled “Contrarian.” In addition, this June 26 2018, Random House books will release DL’s third book How Not To Get Shot.
In 2012, Random House books released his first humorous book title, I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up. That same year, DL also created and starred in the satirical documentary special for Comedy Central DL Hughley: The Endangered List, which premiered to rave reviews. The special was honored with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award at the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards. In 2016, DL released his second book Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years, described as a satirical retrospective of Obama’s years in office. The book went on to make the New York Times Bestseller List.
First and foremost a standup comedian, DL stars in his ninth stand-up comedy special Clear, currently airing on Showtime. Known for being astute and politically savvy in true comedian-style, DL served as host of his own late night talk show on CNN DL Hughley Breaks the News, and was a series regular on the NBC drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. DL hosted the TBS’s game show Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host. He also tapped into his playful side and participated in the 16th season of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars.
As the star and producer of his namesake television show that ran on ABC and UPN The Hughleys, DL is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy. A veteran of numerous talk show appearances DL switched the tables in 2005, hosting his own talk show on Comedy Central Weekends at the DL. He is a regular on the late night talk show circuit, including always-memorable appearances on Real Time with Bill Maher and The Tonight Show. He is frequently requested as a guest host for such shows as Good Morning America, The View and Live with Kelly.
DL’s first love always has been, and always will be, standup comedy. “From the minute I first walked onstage and picked up a microphone,” he says, “I knew that it was what I was meant to do.”
A popular comedian turned actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Eddie Griffin has built an ever-growing fan base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990.
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. After only 2 short months, Griffin was chosen to open for Andrew Dice Clay at Madison Square Garden that kicked off a 22-city tour.
These many successful performances led to Eddie Griffin’s appearance on Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam“1992”, the Cable Ace Award-nominated HBO special One Night Stand “1992”, HBO Comedy Half Hour Special “1995”, the HBO special Voodoo Child “1997” and onstage at the legendary Apollo Theater. He also
recorded the successful comedy albums Message In The Hat “1993” and The Message “1999” featuring comedic and musical performances by him as well as Master P, Sikk the Shocker, and Fiend.
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. In addition to lending his acting experience to this sitcom, he also wrote and directed four episodes, one of which starred his mentor and Richard Pryor.
After, he was offered a lead role in Double Take “2001” alongside Orlando Jones. Griffin then starred alongside Denzel Washington in John Q “2002”, earning him respect as a dramatic actor. Shortly thereafter, his leading-man status lead to his role as Anton Jackson in Undercover Brother “2002”. Mr. Griffin’s extensive film resume
includes films such as and Armageddon “1998”, and the worldwide successful comedy franchise Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo “1999” and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo “2005”, as well as Date Movie “2006“, Scary Movie 3 “2003“, My Baby’s Daddy “2004” which he starred, wrote and Executive Produced for Miramax.
Eddie also contributed and performed on Dr. Dre’s Multi-Platinum selling albums The Chronic “1992” and Chronic 2001 “2001”.
Eddie Griffin is widely known for his award winning Comedy Stand-up Special Dysfunktional Family “2003” which he starred, wrote, Executive Produced and performed on the film’s soundtrack with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac. Eddie starred alongside Eddie Murphy in the hit feature Norbit “2007” and starred, wrote and Executive Produced his next comedy special Freedom Of Speech “2007”. Later that year he contributed to and performed on T-Pain’s worldwide successful album Circus “2008” and starred in Disney’s Beethoven’s Big Break “2008”.
Eddie’s most recent comedy special YOU CAN TELL ‘EM I SAID IT premiered on Comedy Central on February 19, 2011.
Eddie currently performs in Las Vegas weekly at The Rio Suites Hotel & Casino. 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