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Comedian Eddie Griffin is fast, he’s smart and he’s funny. And a good percentage of people who will listen to the following interview will no doubt think he’s lewd, crude and socially irredeemable.
But #@%! them. If you don’t like it, I hear the Oprah Winfrey Network is looking for a few people who’ll go along to get along and not stir up a fuss.
Me? I love nothing better than to watch and hear a standup comic who has no regard for convention, status quo or the supposed daintiness of his audience. I think a comedian should follow two essential rules:
1. Make me laugh;
2. Make me think.
EDDIE GRIFFIN audio excerpt: “Barack Obama is Captain Safe. I don’t know if the brother has ever said motherf—–. I dont know many black men that don’t use motherf—–. That’s Captain Safe. He’s done one helluva job finishing the Bush Administration’s plan. I’m still waitin’ on the change part. I ain’t seen no change. I’ve seen the change go to Wall Street. But I ain’t seen no change.”
And I’m happy to hear all of that mixed up with four-, eight- and 12-letter words at any time. As I tell my kid, they’re just words. It’s how and when you use them that gives them strength.
That said, if you’re under the age of 18, please tune to one of our other fine interviews. I don’t want to get a call from your mama about how Eddie or I have ruined you and society.
Eddie Griffin is currently touring the country in support of his new Comedy Central special, Eddie Griffin: You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It, and an extended DVD with uncensored material.
You can LISTEN to this interview with comedian EDDIE GRIFFIN by clicking the audio player above!
Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 12 books, including Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).