Nick Griffin was born on December 23, 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri. He started doing stand-up at the ripe age of 19 and quickly made the move to New York City. He began performing throughout the city, at all the comedy clubs in the area. After years of cutting his teeth in the city, his career began to pick up momentum, eventually leading him to relocate to Los Angeles. During his time in California, Griffin continued to grow as a comic and even started to break through into television. He became a regular on the late night shows, made an appearance on Comedy Central‘s Premium Blend, and also did writing for programs like, “The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show”, and the “Bobby Slayton and Sue Murphy Morning Radio Show”. Since then, Griffin has continued to make a late-night appearances (appearing on the late show with David Letterman 12 times on), released two comedy albums, and performs at the Comedy Cellar.
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at the work of Nick Griffin. Griffin is a prolific comic’s comic with the late-night appearances to prove it. He tackles relatable observations through his pessimistic perspective, using his controlled energy to go in and out of attitude-filled act outs. If you haven’t already, you will want to check out his late-night sets as well as his two albums.
Bits analyzed: No Patience, Conan 2016 Nick Griffin, Horny.
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