And he's honest in his stand-up, just like his friend and mentor Richard Pryor. "We were friends for years," says Griffin. "He taught me to be honest with yourself and the audience. But I know he's in heaven, cracking everybody up." This fall, Griffin is planning to give Broadway audiences the terrible truth with his own one-man show, but until then, he'll be honing his humor at stand-up gigs.
At this weekend's show, expect Griffin to take aim at targets both pop-cultural and political: Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant and our commander in chief. Like his pimp character in the Deuce Bigalow flicks, he'll pretty much be making them his he-bitches. Call or visit the web site for tickets and showtimes.