Nice-Guy Eddie


Eight years have passed since KC’s Eddie Griffin roomed with Theo Huxtable in an apartment above Westport barfly-trap Kelly’s. The apartment exists only in TV Land, and technically Griffin wasn’t living with a Cosby kid. Malcolm-Jamal Warner played a levelheaded type constantly putting up with Griffin’s wacky high jinks. The UPN sitcom wasn’t particularly good, but after years of watching shows set elsewhere, Kansas City finally had its own Cheers. Sorta.Since the show wrapped, Griffin has starred in lowbrow comedies such as the Deuce Bigalow movies, Norbit and Undercover Brother. But despite Griffin’s questionable taste in scripts, his stand-up is as intense as totaling an Enzo Ferrari that isn’t yours, which is something he did last March while training for a charity race. Don’t let Griffin borrow your ride, but do let him entertain you tonight and Saturday at the Improv at Majestic Theatre (7430 Northwest 87th Street). Showtimes are 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Call 816-587-4500.

Improv at Majestic Theatres

Fri., Jan. 25, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 26, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m., 2008