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Comedy: Nick Griffin

By P.F. Wilson · April 9th, 2012 · CityBeat Recommends
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Comedian Nick Griffin is as excited as ever about going on stage and making people laugh. However, he sees a downside to his chosen career. “Spending 80 to 90 percent of my adult life by myself,” he states. “That’s probably not done great things for my mental stability. If you’re a comic like I am that travels forty weeks a year, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere by yourself and it’s not healthy.” He tries to occupy his downtime by writing horror movie screenplays.

“I’ve probably written about four. Kind of…funny horror movies if you consider something like The Lost Boys. That kind of stuff. Scary, but Scream kind of stuff.” A solid joke writer and favorite on late night talk shows, Griffin has just released Shot in the Face, his first album. While he’s proud of that, he’s not kicking back. “I still love doing stand up, because it is so fucking hard to get just right,” he says. Stand-up audiences around the country seem to think he’s awfully close, if not spot on. He performs at Go Bananas in Montgomery through Sunday. Showtime is 8 p.m. with an additional 10:30 p.m. showing Friday and Saturday. $8-$12. 513-984-9288, gobananascomedy.com.



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