Showtime scheduled Eddie Griffin special against Olympics

What did you do with your Saturday night?
a) Out and about
b) Watching the Summer Olympics coverage that included an insane 100m "Lightning" Bolt record dash, Michael Phelps getting his record eighth gold medal in swimming, and Dara Torres proving age ain’t nothing but a number?
c) At home watching Eddie Griffin‘s new Showtime special, "Freedom of Speech"?

What’s that? You didn’t know Griffin had a new TV special? Neither did I. And I’m guessing not too many people answered C, either. So we’ll just have to catch it on repeats later this month (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Aug. 26-27) or On Demand. I did flip over for a few minutes on Saturday night and saw it was on, and in that short time, heard Griffin exercising his freedom of speech with some dirty dirty talk. Guessing the title also references the hullabaloo the comedian got into last year when, hired to perform at a function for Black Enterprise magazine, the magazine’s publisher interrupted Griffin and stopped the performance because he was upset with the comedian’s use of "the N-word."

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