NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eddie Griffin is going to say it and he doesn't care who knows it. Griffin shares his thoughts on his love for Michelle Obama, who really makes up the Tea Party, Tiger Woods and why Cleveland should get over LeBron James. The hilarious World Television Premiere stand-up special, "Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell 'Em I Said It" debuts Saturday, February 19 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
On Tuesday, February 22, "Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell 'Em I Said It" DVD will be released uncensored and extended via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment with over 40 minutes not aired on COMEDY CENTRAL. The DVD also includes a bonus feature "Backstage Pass," which takes viewers on an exclusive 28-minute behind-the-scenes tour.
The uncensored digital album of "Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell 'Em I Said It" will also be released on February 22 by COMEDY CENTRAL Records.
Comedian turned actor who started his career on stage on a dare, funnyman Griffin has built an ever-growing fan base since entering the comedy scene in 1990. Griffin was a regular at the renowned Comedy Store and hit the national scene opening for Andrew Dice Clay at Madison Square Garden. His numerous credits include Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, the Cable Ace Award-nominated HBO special "One Night Stand," HBO Comedy Half-Hour Special and the HBO special, "Voodoo Child." Griffin has appeared in 47 films including "Double Take," "John Q," "Undercover Brother," "Armageddon," "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," "Date Movie" "Scary Movie 3," "My Baby's Daddy," "Norbit," "Beethoven's Big Break," "The Last Boy Scout," "Coneheads" and "Jason's Lyric," among others. He also starred in his own hit comedy series, "Malcolm and Eddie" for which role he was won the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 2000. In addition to lending his acting experience to this sitcom, he also wrote and directed four episodes, one of which starred Richard Pryor. Eddie Griffin is widely known for his award- winning Comedy Stand-up Special "Dysfunktional Family," which he starred in, wrote, executive produced and performed on the film's soundtrack with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac. Eddie, along with Akon, recently partnered up with the team at www.fantrace.com to over see his full worldwide Digital life.
"Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell 'Em I Said It" was produced by Eddie Griffin, Ann Flagella, Barry Katz, Brian Volk-Weiss and Eric Kritzer.
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