Malik Shabaz Muhammad Muhammad
California native, Comedian, On-Air Personality, Motivational speaker, Author and Army Veteran, Arlen “Griff” Griffin fulfilled a lifetime ambition to become a comedian after starting out at three years old entertaining patients at the convalescent homes where his mother worked. After working the geriatric circuit for a couple of summers, “GRIFF”s destiny was settled and he has since made a name for himself as one of the leading comedians in the USA and overseas. He regularly opens for acts such as Beyoncé, New Edition, Mo’Nique, D.L. Hughley, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Dottie Peoples, Mary Mary and more. In 2013 “GRIFF” recently had the honor of being the FIRST American to tape Comedy Central Africa while in Johannesburg, South Africa and in September of 2014 he became the first PERSON to do a ‘Christian Comedy’ set on Comedy Central Africa.
“GRIFF” is also an accomplished author, with his first book ‘Cats & Puppies’ (a book for moms raising son’s from the perspective of a son raised by his 15 year old mother) is being received very well around the world. While his penchant for bringing out the spirit of joy and laughter in others has been rewarding in and of itself, his comedic brilliance has parlayed itself into a prolific on-air career. “GRIFF”s award winning radio tenure is still flourishing, having co-hosted for notable stations throughout the Atlanta, Georgia metro area and most recently Hosting his innovative two hour talk Show- "The Toni and “GRIFF” Show with Michael McFadden" alongside his beautiful wife Toni. "The Toni and “GRIFF” Show with Michael McFadden" keeps “GRIFF”s comedic skills sharp, his marriage on fire and the Planet in stitches as well as inspired.