David Alan Grier at Cobb's Comedy Club!


By L Chin

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily at 8:00 PM until from November 3, 2011 until November 6, 2011

Location: 915 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

Link: http://cobbscomedyclub.com/

Event Description

November 3rd - 6th, 2011— Thursday - Sunday

From "Chocolate News" David Alan Grier was named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time”.

Trained in Shakespeare at Yale, Grier received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. He began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award (1981). He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier’s Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier’s Story. He appeared in Robert Altman’s Streamers and won the Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival (1983).

His television work is highlighted by a turn as principal cast member on the Emmy Award winning In Living Color (1990–1994) where he helped to create some of the show’s most memorable characters, DAG (2000–2001) and Life with Bonnie (2003) which earned an Image and Golden Satellite nomination. David created, wrote and executive produced a show for Comedy Central called Chocolate News (2008). Grier also won America’s votes as a smooth, debonair, and outrageously irreverent contestant on ABC’s smash hit Dancing with the Stars (2009). But Grier didn’t hang up his dance shoes just then—he later appeared in the Wayans Brothers’ spoof movie Dance Flick which hit theatres in May 2009.

Grier returned to his theatrical roots 2009/2010; he starred in David
Mamet’s acclaimed play RACE opposite James Spader and Kerry Washington at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He just wrapped filming the comedy WE THE PEEPLES opposite Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson. Produced by Tyler Perry, the film is set for release in 2011.

Show dates and times:

11/3 (Thu) -- 8pm
11/4 (Fri) -- 8pm (tickets) & 10:15pm
11/5 (Sat) -- 8pm (tickets) & 10:15pm
11/6 (Sun) -- 8pm
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