Griffin done?

Movie: DysFunKtional Family

DysFunKtional Family
Studio: Miramax Films
Release Date: 2003-04-04
Cast: Eddie Griffin
Director: George Gallo
Screenwriter: Eddie Griffin
WorkNameSort: DysFunKtional Family
Our Rating: 2.00

Just when you thought "The Original Kings of Comedy" made theaters safe for the stand-up concert film, along comes Eddie Griffin's "DysFunktional Family" to trigger flashbacks of "You So Crazy" cringes. Like every comic, Griffin explores his own life onstage, and "DysFunktional" too infrequently intercuts his stand-up, shot in his hometown of Kansas City, Mo., with footage of Griffin with his family. From these brief glimpses--and his too few physical-comedy moments captured here--Griffin is much better than his tired "What if Bill Cosby was a pimp?" skits, Muslim jokes, and his backhanded props to homosexual men for being able to take it in the can with a smile on their face. In fact, though he did bring the funny to such broad comedies as "The New Guy" and "Undercover Brother," Griffin has displayed better timing and wit on talk shows and Howard Stern. One last warning: From the director who brought you "Double Take."


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.