Mark your calendar: Eddie Griffin 

“It ain’t no thang.”

Ten years ago, comedian Eddie Griffin starred in the film Undercover Brother, one of the funniest dumb movies ever made. Find the trailer on YouTube if you can.

He appeared on the Dr. Dre albums The Chronic and Chronic 2001, and in the movies Norbit, Date Movie, Scary Movie 3 and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (to name but a prestigious few).

Griffin and Malcolm–Jamal Warner starred in the TV series Malcolm & Eddie.

He’ll bring his high–energy standup comedy to the Johnny Mercer Theatre Aug. 18; tickets are $37.50 and $45 at etix.com.

By the way, the DVD is out now of Griffin’s most recent Comedy Central special You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It.

Rock it, man

Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 19, for the return Savannah appearance of Sir Reginald Dwight, a.k.a. Elton John, in the Martin Luther King Arena.

It’s 8 p.m. Sept. 15.

Sir Elton was here in May 2008, four years ago.

This time out, he’s on a globetrotter called the “All the Hits Tour,” and the band includes, among others, Elton’s longtime musical mates Davey Johnstone (guitar) and Nigel Olsson (drums).

Tickets are priced at $139, $79 and $39, through etix.com.

Gee, does he really need the money?

Let’s make plans

@ Jeff Dunham. May 23 and 24. Lucas Theatre.

@ Film screening: Yellow Submarine. May 24. Trustees Theater.

@ Yanni. May 30. Johnny Mercer Theatre.

@ Grace Potter & the Nocturnals/Mofro. June 1. Forsyth Park.

@ Shirley Caesar Father’s Day Gospel Explosion. June 17. MLK Arena.

@ Sesame Street Live. June 19 and 20, Johnny Mercer Theatre.

@ G Love & Special Sauce. June 20. Live Wire Music Hall.

@ Bug. June 22-July 1. Bay Street Theatre.

@ Laughs For Lemonade. June 23. Lucas Theatre.

@ Film screening: Casablanca. June 23. Trustees Theater.

@ Savannah Asian Festival. June 23. MLK Arena.

@ The Collective Face. New show TBA. July 26-Aug. 5. Muse Arts Warehouse.

@ Jim Gaffigan. Aug. 10. Johnny Mercer Theatre.

@ George Jones. Aug. 17. Johnny Mercer Theatre.

@ Eddie Griffin. Aug. 18. Johnny Mercer Theatre.

@ Elton John. Sept. 15. Martin Luther King Arena.

@ Ron White. Sept. 30, Johnny Mercer Theatre.

@ Savannah Folk Festival. Sept. 12-14, various venues.

@ Bonnie Raitt. Oct. 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre.



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Bill DeYoung

Bill DeYoung

Bill DeYoung was Connect's Arts & Entertainment Editor from May 2009 to August 2014.

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