NEW YORK, February 4, 2011 — 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 uncensored digital album of “Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell ‘Em I
Said It” will also be released on February 22 by COMEDY CENTRAL Records.
The World Television Premiere stand-up special, “Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It” debuts on
COMEDY CENTRAL Saturday night, February 19 at 1:00 a.m. ET/PT.
On Tuesday, February 22, “Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It” DVD will be also 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.
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.
Previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Dane Cook’s “Greatest Hits,” Bo Burnham’s “WORDS, WORDS, WORDS, “Mitch Hedberg’s “Do You Believe in Gosh,” Dane Cook’s platinum-selling “Harmful If Swallowed” and double-platinum “Retaliation,” Grammy Award-winning “Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall Performance,” among others.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL’s Internet address is www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL’s press web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.
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