Published on April 5th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Eddie Griffin On His New Special “Laughin’ Through Your Mask,” His Vegas Residency, Writing & More

A prolific comic, actor and producer, Eddie Griffin’s career first kicked off in the early 1990s. With 50+ movie and television credits and numerous stand-up specials, beyond a multi-year residency in Las Vegas, few people in the comedy world have experienced commercial success like Griffin. And it seems like the best is yet to come from the Kansas City native, who has no shortage of projects coming up.

In his new “docucomedy” special Laughin’ Through Your Mask — which hits all key digital and on-demand outlets on Thursday, April 1, 2021 — Eddie Griffin reflects on a year of COVID-19, social distancing and social justice. Taped just 1 day after the violent attack against the 117th United States Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Laughin’ Through Your Mask is rooted in Griffin’s razor-sharp, unapologetic observations about nerve-touching subjects of today’s current events. Tickets for the world premiere of Laughin’ Through Your Mask are on-sale now for $9.99 exclusively at, while its trailer can be streamed below.

On March 30, 2021, I had the pleasure of interviewing Eddie Griffin via Zoom, as embedded below. We spoke about Laughin’ Through Your Mask, but also talked about Griffin’s early days as a comic and actor. More on Griffin can be found online at and

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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