NOAH’S BIRTHDAY WITH EDDIE GRIFFIN.
October 23, 2013
This was a great birthday, Eddie Griffin as the guest of honour.
I first met Eddie in LA a couple of years ago. I was in the Le Mertage Beverley hills, with my good friend Prodigal ‘Sunzini’. We were chopping up some business and Eddie walked over to our table and said hello. I was blown away because until you know this man you don’t expect a comic genius to be so real. He sat down and watched a video of mine, and then when it was finished he ordered three flutes and the best champagne, in celebration. He predicted great things for me, and who am I to argue. Prodigal and I don’t drink, but we could not refuse his heartfelt gesture. It did not matter because he called his Grandfather and between them they finished the bottle off. I reciprocated and ordered another of the same, as did Prodigal, and before long this talented comedian, was entertaining the room with his obvious gift to make people double up in laughter cramps. The people gathered and we laughed all afternoon. His grandfather was also hysterical, and between them they were the funniest tag team. We got on very well and swapped numbers, he invited me to his stage show and we said our goodbyes. Then last year on my birthday. I was in my favourite restaurant in London ‘Yautcha’ off Poland Street with family and friends, when in walks Mr Griffin, my surprise guest of honour. It was a birthday to remember, he made the toast, he cracked the gags, and he made the night. Later that night we all went on to the club the Box, where my brother at this point, who was a little oiled, as were most of the crew, picked a fight with one of the doorman and called him the Polish miniature version of Jason Statham. Eddie had problems topping that one. We were about twenty deep, martial artists, rappers, musicians, and girlfriends. It was a monumental night. When we dropped Eddie off at about 4:00am he insisted we go up to his room for a nightcap. At this point a very small party of us went to his lavish suite in Park lane and continued laughing. For me this was the real insight to his talent. He played his songs, and then sang for an hour and a half, song after song. His love for music-matched mine, I was very impressed. Then he told me his Prince story, that bit is for the lucky few ears only, but I will tell you his impression was incredible. The eye rolling, the feet stamping, there were moments we were in the room with Prince. It was the icing on my birthday cake. We left Eddie with a drink in his hand and a thank you for coming and entertaining us.
“I know I thanked you Eddie, but I want to say on paper, that was Hollywood, That was the United States of Entertainment, in my own back yard. God blesses some people with more than the world will ever get to see. I know Richard Pryor was a fan of yours, so I am in the best company. Thank you my brother for a night of comedy and music I will never forget”.
‘Eddie is currently on his 20 date sell out tour in Las Vegas’.