Dysfunction junction is the name of the game with Eddie Griffin. Very few people can be accurately described as sassy, but he seems to fit the bill just fine. Griffin became a household name with his four season TV show Malcolm & Eddie and proceeded to attain virtually memetic levels of humor as the Undercover Brother. Griffin has a habit of not taking crap from anyone and letting the world know it, clearly and plainly. Nothing is taboo for him: family, friends, religion, politics and more have been put under his scope and none have escaped unscarred. He’s even had the audacity to school Chris Rock, one of the most notoriously socio-political comedians on the circuit, on what it means to support Barack Obama and came out on top. Griffin is a comic on the edge, whether it’s crashing a Ferrari Enzo at a charity race or imitating Michael Jackson on cocaine. He’s been making people laugh since 1986 and while he may have lost perspective on boundaries, he still knows how to be funny. He’ll tell you the origins of the Bloods and the Crips in a way you would have never imagined. Most importantly, he will get you to shut up and reflect on big issues in a way that everyone can laugh at. How many other comics can do that?
Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com. $30.