Taking the Hollywood out of a funny pro athlete: What’s Blake Griffin to do in Detroit?

Comedian Aaron Hertzog has delivered my favorite take on the NBA’s trade of Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Detroit Pistons, with this article in Fansided: How does the trade to Detroit affect Blake Griffin’s comedy career?

After all, Griffin has performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival, done humorous spots for TV campaigns, guest-starred on Broad City and showed up onstage at places such as The Laugh Factory in Hollywood.

All of which is easy when you live and work in L.A.

But Detroit?

“I’m featuring for Dave Attell in April at the Comedy Castle in Detroit,” current Los Angeles, former Detroit comedian Nicole Aimee Schreiber told Hertzog. “Tell Blake he can get a guest spot if he can bring out at least 10 people.”


Hertzog also talked to Detroit comics to assess that city’s current scene. A fun read, and helpful, even if you’re not a professional athlete but looking to either pursue stand-up comedy or just watch it in the D!

Sean L. McCarthy

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