Actor/Comedian Eddie Griffin in Concert at Pittsburgh Improv (CPs Fri. 11/1/13)

1) Star of stage and screen, Eddie Griffin brings his cornucopia of laughs to the Pittsburgh Improv tonight. Griffin started out as the No.1 class clown while attending high school in Kansas City, Mo. A cousin dared him to go onstage at a local comedy club, Sanford and Sons, (star comedian Tammy Pescatelli’s brother also dared her) and what was originally supposed to be three-minutes stint turned into a 45-minute improvised set. Griffin has been a guest on many of the top talk shows, starred in comedy specials, including “Def Jam,” and even had his own TV hit comedy,  “Malcolm and Eddie,” which ran from 1996-2000 and won an NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. Screen credits include more serious films John Q, The Last Boy Scout, and Armageddon. On the comedy side, he was in several Deuce Bigalow movies with Rob Schneider and in Scary Movie 3. Griffin has even starred in the Disney movie Beethoven’s Big Break. This promises to be a fun event with one of the nation’s top contemporary comedians. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Runs through tomorrow. 166 E. Bridge St., The Waterfront,  Homestead.

2) Mix in one part Randy Bauman (DVE Morning Show) with Mikey & Big Bob (Morning Freak Show, 96.1 Kiss), then combine with Sally Wiggin (WTAE-TV), Bill Peduto (Pittsburgh mayoral candidate), and other humor catalysts. What is created? The 2nd Annual Rock ‘n Roll Karaoke Costume Party: Day of the Dead Edition, hosted by Randy Bauman. It’s for a great cause; all proceeds benefit Jamie and Ali McMurtrie’s  Haitian Families First. 9 p.m. Rex Theater, 1602 E. Carson St., South Side.

3) At Rivers Casino, classic rock band Lucky Me plays a gig in the Wheelhouse Bar and Grill starting at 10 p.m. 777 Casino Dr., North Shore.

4) The Pens meet the Columbus Blue Jackets at center ice for a 7 p.m. face off at the Consol Energy Center. 7 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

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