(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) welcomes comedian Eddie Griffin on Saturday, September 18, 2021 with performances at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Griffin cut his teeth during the golden age of hip hop standup, with appearances on Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central, and One Night Stand.
The unapologetic comic is still making waves in his current Las Vegas residency and his new special, Eddie Griffin: Laughin’ Through Your Mask, filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The star of Malcolm & Eddie, you’ve seen Eddie in dozens of films including A Star Is Born, Undercover Brother, John Q, and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. No topic is off-limits on this night of no-holds-barred standup.
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 young age of 16, he opened his own dance studio and was choreographing the Kansas City Chiefs half-time shows. But all of that would soon change when one night his cousin dared him to go on stage at the local comedy club Sanford and Sons where he was told to do 3 minutes. He performed off-the-cuff for 45 minutes successfully. It was then that Griffin purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a stand up.
Tickets range from $49.50 - $59.50 and are available for purchase online, by calling 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located at One Center Street in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.