Eddie Griffin Announces April 1 Premiere of ‘Docucomedy’ Laughin’ Through Your Mask – The Hype Magazine
Eddie Griffin reflects on a year of COVID, social distancing, and social justice with the live presentation of his new ‘docucomedy’ special, Laughin’ Through Your Mask, premiering Thursday, April 1, 2021 as a sneak peek for fans ahead of its launch on the iTunes and Amazon streaming platforms on Tuesday, April 20.
The acting and comedy legend, who took his successful Las Vegas stand-up show on the road despite a multitude of risks and touring inconveniences during an unprecedented worldwide pandemic, shares his personal experiences of how the events of 2020 impacted his career.
Griffin also delivers razor-sharp, unapologetic observations about nerve-touching subjects of today’s current events, as the special was filmed exactly one day after the storming of the United States Capitol and violent attack against the 117th United States Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
Griffin, who shot to fame with memorable film and TV roles such as Undercover Brother Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, John Q, Scary Movie 3, A Star is Born and Malcolm & Eddie, has built a millions-strong fan following through the power of his stand-up shows, attracting record audiences through touring, his residency at Las Vegas’ Sayers Club, and stand-up specials including You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It, Undeniable, and E-Niggma.
ABOUT EDDIE GRIFFIN
Griffin’s prolific acting and comedy career spans the stage and the screen with more than 50 movie and television credits, including starring roles in the feature films Undercover Brother, John Q and A Star is Born, as well as his own television series currently in syndication, Malcolm & Eddie.
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 age of 16, he opened his own dance studio and was choreographing the Kansas City Chiefs half-time shows. His life course took a turn in 1989 when he jumped on stage at local comedy club Stanford and Sons on a dare and riffed a 45-minute improv, leading to a standing ovation and a new career path.
Griffin won raves for his popular stand-up specials You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It, Undeniable and E-Niggma, as well as his residency at The Sahara Las Vegas, which is currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, he is promoting his 2021 comedy-documentary film, Laughin’ Through Your Mask, which documented his latest tour, and fans can stay connected with him by checking in at EddieGriffin.com and following him on Twitter @eddiegriffincom.