PHOTOS: Eddie Griffin delivers funny but controversial set at Marco's Off the Hook comedy club

'This isn't a stage, it's a twilight zone,' says Griffin as he looks around. Comedian and actor Eddie Griffin packed 'em in at Capt. Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island on Saturday night, part of a three-night, six-show stand. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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"This isn't a stage, it's a twilight zone," says Griffin as he looks around. Comedian and actor Eddie Griffin packed 'em in at Capt. Brien's Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island on Saturday night, part of a three-night, six-show stand. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

— “This isn’t a stage, it’s a twilight zone,” said Eddie Griffin, looking around in front of a packed house at Capt. Brien’s Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island Saturday night.

The comedian, actor and director, who starred in films including "Deuce Bigalo: Male Gigolo," "Date Movie," and "Scary Movie 3," talked about relationships, race relations and politics during a profanity-laden set Saturday night.

The comedian got cheers saying – on heavily GOP Marco Island – all Republicans are traitors who should be jailed and then skinned.

If he had had to put a quarter in the swear jar every time he used the f-word or the n-word, Griffin probably would have lost money for his obscenity-laced appearance.

Griffin played six shows Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Appearing next at Captain Brien's is rock and magic artist Michael Trixx, who appeared on season 3, episode 7 of "America's Got Talent." For tickets, call 239-389-6900 or go online to captbriens.com.

The Off the Hook Comedy Club is located inside Captain Brien's Seafood and Raw Bar in the Marco Walk shopping center at 599 S. Collier Boulevard on Marco Island.

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happy6 writes:

capt brian needs his head examined....this guy is a lovely human being...idiot....moron....anyone that paid to see him needs to demand their money back....capt brien is as bad as his sorry father in law...bill moss. the island would be much better off without the liks of this captain????.,...

naples_rocket writes:

And the article with such a strong headline closes with Capt Brien's contacts and upcoming events. I mean, really?

happy6 writes:

you gotta know....anyone that has to play on marco at capt. briens is not what some would say is "quality entertainment"....you gets what you gets....and at capt brien's what you gets is less than other places...including the lousy food.

ed34145 writes:

Isn't American great? We have freedom of speech. If you don't like what is being said....don't go.

panola60 writes:

Not all liberals are slime balls but Eddie shows us that way too many are.

unfatcat writes:

Who booked this guy anyway?? I'm hoping the person didn't know the routine ahead of time.

And, I'm hoping that these words were taken out of context somehow; for, if not, there are several nasty assumptions that we can make about this person, who seemed to purposely offend and spew his hate message. This kind of free speech would land a white guy in jail.

mahiman writes:

Eddies relatives must not be collecting enough welfare and food stamps. Dirtbag! Was he actually smoking indoors? Fine him!

smiley writes:

in response to GorchFock:

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Klaus=Marianne=Klabber=TROLL

Marco1227 writes:

in response to ed34145:

Isn't American great? We have freedom of speech. If you don't like what is being said....don't go.

I can't agree more! IT IS A COMEDY SHOW!! You knew who you bought tickets to before you went!
Get over it!

Marco1227 writes:

I was at the show too and the reporter that was there was laughing his a-- off the entire time, so I find it strange that all he took away from the show was some ridiculous headline!! The shows were great and Eddie got a standing ovation!! Maybe some reporters should stop writing for their own pathetic motives. There is enough sadness and tragedy going on in the world today it is wonderful to be able to get out for a night and just have fun and laugh about s----- crap!! Some shows might not be for everyone, but there are plenty of people who loved him and who love Capt. Brien's

Lizbet writes:

in response to happy6:

capt brian needs his head examined....this guy is a lovely human being...idiot....moron....anyone that paid to see him needs to demand their money back....capt brien is as bad as his sorry father in law...bill moss. the island would be much better off without the liks of this captain????.,...

Anyone that paid to see Eddie Griffin is a fan of his comedy... why would they need their money back? I was at his high energy show, and really enjoyed the fact that he was hilarious, a true professinal and gave an extra long show...! Well done Eddie and Capt. Briens

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