Where Are They Now? Black Comedians Edition

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Eddie Griffin

How many people can say that taking a dare was beneficial for them?  Eddie can!

After contemplating a career in choreography, Eddie Griffin was dared to participate in an open mic comedy night by his cousin.  With the instructions to only do three minutes, Eddie actually did 45, and had the audience eating out of his hands each second he performed.  After that, he bought a one way ticket to LA and never looked back.

Once Eddie’s stand-up picked up steam, acclaim, and great reviews, he went on to start acting, and was quickly pushed into leading man status with movies and shows like “Malcolm and Eddie” and Undercover Brother.

Eddie Griffin is the first celebrity that I remember being open with reality show cameras about personal struggles, and as we all know, he wasn’t the last.  On “Eddie Griffin:  Going Broke” the comedian detailed how he was able to blow through his fortune that was built on hard work but seemed to get everything back on track by now.

Eddie is still acting, and performing stand-up consistently.  Keep it going, Eddie!

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