This December, Eddie Griffin is ready to release his newest hour of material for his upcoming special entitled ‘E-Niggma’. Continue reading “Eddie Griffin Set To Release New Showtime Special ‘E-Niggma’ This December”
A “legend” often times can be described as a trailblazer, a master of their craft and when you look at Eddie Griffin’s history, the term appears to be fitting. Continue reading “Eddie Griffin Is A Walking Comedy Legend”
Comedy veteran Eddie Griffin is ready to follow up his last special, ‘Undediable’, that premiered on Showtime in 2018. Continue reading “Eddie Griffin Has A New Comedy Special On The Way”
UPDATE: A rep. for Eddie Griffin has revealed that Griffin is no longer attached to the current sequel.
What better time could it be for the return of Undercover Brother? Continue reading “‘Undercover Brother 2’ Reportedly In The Works With Eddie Griffin”
In the newest film, ‘A Star Is Born’, Eddie Griffin features in the project as a Memphis preacher. Continue reading “Eddie Griffin Reveals Dave Chappelle Got Him ‘A Star Is Born’ Role After Seeing Him Preach At Charlie Murphy’s Funeral”
We’ve all heard of those stories where actors who play friends on TV end up not being friends in real life. Continue reading “Malcolm Jamal Warner Says He And Eddie Griffin Weren’t Friends In Real Life”
Pioneer Master P is back behind the lens to offer the second installment of his comedy cult classic, ‘I Got The Hook Up’. Continue reading “Master P Shares Why He Gave Eddie Griffin $1 Million For ‘Foolish’ Script: “He Put That Work In””
If you’ve been anywhere online in the last few days, you would have seen UFC champion, Conor McGregor, losing his cool at the Barclays Center in New York. In the released footage, McGregor would end up destroying property while having a full-blown meltdown. In a brief talk with TMZ sports, George Lopez would go on to share his thoughts on the matter. According to Lopez, he feels that the Ireland-born fighter should be deported back home.
One of the biggest conversations happening in today’s politics is gun laws. After several unfortunate shootings taking place in the U.S. and most recently in Parkland, FL.; many people have had enough. Thousands took to the streets of Washington, D.C. a few days ago for the event ‘March For Our Lives’ to put the conversation in the forefront. Now while many pushed for stricter gun laws, there are some who feel different. The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr. would travel to Helena, Montana to hear the gun lovers’ point of view.
As you may know, Eddie Griffin is dropping off a new comedy special with Showtime on February 9 at 10 pm. Like many comedians, jokes on Donald Trump is hard not to given society’s current climate. In a new teaser released in promotion of ‘Eddie Griffin: Undeniable’, Griffin perfectly breaks down why Trump’s wall plan won’t slow down anything or anyone.
Eddie Griffin is ready to give his fans his latest special, ‘Eddie Griffin: Undeniable’ on February 9th at 10pm EST. The teaser gives a good idea where Griffin will take his material, Trump world. With politics dominating the headlines, Griffin shared his feelings on Trump and people thinking deportation of illegal immigrants is a solid solution. Currently, Griffin is on tour with the Comedy Get Down Tour that features fellow comedians George Lopez, Cedric The Entertainer, and DL Hughley.
“If I thought about it, I could be bitter, but I don’t feel like being bitter. Being bitter makes you immobile, and there’s too much that I still want to do.” ~ Richard Pryor
Everyone needs a role model. I learned that in grade school, when all I made were A’s and B’s. I followed the example set by my father. He was an excellent student and stressed to me the vital importance of an education. Now, as an adult, I still search for individuals to use as motivation. Most people are surprised when I tell them Richard Pryor and the life he lived is one of the motivating forces in my life.
Nearly on every best comedians’ all-time list, Richard Pryor is somewhere in the top five. On my personal list, he is number one. My reason for having him at number one is probably different from everyone else. He is a source of inspiration. But to be honest, growing up I didn’t hear much of Richard Pryor’s stand up. I knew him from his movies and television appearances. It wasn’t until the year 2000 when I really began paying attention to his career. That was the year I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). I learned about Richard Pryor having MS from the media. He was the only person I associated with the disease. So when my doctor said to me, “Nicole I am 99% sure you have multiple sclerosis”, Richard Pryor immediately materialized in my mind.
Pryor was diagnosed in 1986. That’s 14 years before I started my MS journey. Because of his history with the disease, I wanted to learn how he managed to remain so positive and funny. But more importantly, how he continued being happy.
I began researching everything about him. I purchased his albums, watched his stand up specials and listened to his interviews. I especially focused on his comedy routines and conversations about living with multiple sclerosis. I found his words to be so inspirational. He just seemed to take everything in stride. Even after the MS progressed to where he was wheelchair bound, Richard didn’t let his lack of mobility stop him. When he could no longer walk around the stage, he continued doing standup shows sitting in a chair. At one of those shows he proudly proclaimed, “I’m the first standup comedian to do standup, sitting down.” On December 10, 2005, Richard Pryor passed away. When my husband told me Richard had died, I couldn’t believe it. I cried like a baby. It was like I lost a close relative. I had watched so many of his performances, I felt like I knew him. Even now, when I close my eyes and think about him, I can hear his voice in my head.
Since his death, I carry a photograph of him on my phone. When I am feeling down, I look at that picture to remind myself to keep fighting. It’s because of him; every day I try to live a life that’s purposeful while having fun. He kept his humor no matter the obstacle. And that inspires me. After I was diagnosed, I never thought I would ever laugh again. And I couldn’t picture finding anything funny about having MS. But Richard did. And because he did, so do I. He showed me there is a bright side to everything in life. There is even an absurdity to something as horrific as having multiple sclerosis.
I just want to say, thank you Richard Pryor for helping me see my life in a different way. You will always be my unlikely inspiration.
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