Stage & Dance

July 10, 2014 8:06 PM

Comedian Eddie Griffin crossed a few lines on his path to success

Eddie Griffin got his start in comedy in the late 1980s at open-mike nights at Stanford and Sons in Kansas City, Mo. The audience liked his profane brand of humor, but the club's owner didn't like the "blue" language. Griffin didn't understand the term "I was like, 'What are you talking about 'blue'? I'm black."

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