These many successful performances led to Eddie Griffin's appearance on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam"1992", the Cable Ace Award-nominated HBO special One Night Stand "1992", HBO Comedy Half Hour Special "1995", the HBO special Voodoo Child "1997" and onstage at the legendary Apollo Theater. He also recorded the successful comedy albums Message In The Hat "1993" and The Message "1999" featuring comedic and musical performances by him as well as Master P, Sikk the Shocker, and Fiend. Griffin began branching out into acting.Roles in such films as The Last Boy Scout "1991", Coneheads "1993", and Jason's Lyric "1994" soon led to his own hit comedy series Malcolm and Eddie "1996-2000", for which role he was nominated (1996) and won (2000) the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. In addition to lending his acting experience to this sitcom, he also wrote and directed four episodes, one of which starred his mentor and Richard Pryor.
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