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Katrina to dominate new Eddie Griffin special (alyson hannigan mention)

Sunday 18 December 2005, by Webmaster

Comic to throw storms, FEMA, Bush under the buses that never came.

*Eddie Griffin says he’s about to cull material from his current stand-up tour for a new comedy album and special that will focus mostly on Hurricane Katrina.

"I’m discussing 27 hurricanes in one hurricane season. They can’t even call it a hurricane season. They need to call it a hurricane year," he said, according to columnists Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith. He also plans to take aim at "government agencies that don’t know the job they’re supposed to be doing, ’cause you know what FEMA stands for. ’Forget Everything, Mostly Africans.’ I just made that up."

Griffin hopes to “drop the album and special in February" to coincide with the release of his satirical film “Date Movie” on Feb. 17, co-starring Alyson Hannigan, Carmen Electra and Adam Campbell.

"It’s a takeoff of ’My Big, Fat Greek Wedding’ and ’Meet the Fockers’ ... I play the Robert De Niro character," says Griffin, who stars in the picture as Hannigan’s overly protective father.

As for the title of the upcoming Katrina-filled album and special, Griffin says: "I’ve been f***in’ around with ’Die, Honkie, Die’ or ’I’m Still Here, Peckerwood.’"