Through an event hosted by the non-profit storytelling organization, The Moth, comedian Anthony Griffith tells his powerful story of losing his young daughter to cancer while he was simultaneously launching his stand-up career on television. The piece is called Anthony Griffith: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times and it’s one of the most memorable, candid and heart-wrenching storytelling performances I’ve ever seen.
A comic must earn his living as a clown while suffering the ultimate heartbreak.
Anthony Griffith lives in the mountains of California at 5,000 feet elevation in an animal protected community. It’s much different from the inner city of Chicago where he used to live, but he still travels doing stand-up. He says that the overwhelming positive response of him telling his story at The Moth has prompted him to write my one man show and pen other short stories now in development.
Thanks Lori Dorn!