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Exclusive: David Alan Grier on Porgy and Bess : "It's Like a Tyler Perry Movie!"

Exclusive: David Alan Grier on Porgy and Bess : "It's Like a Tyler Perry Movie!"

The Tony-nominated actor recalls a funny chat with Chris Rock.

Published June 8, 2012

David Alan Grier is many moons away from his days on In Living Color. The Detroit native has been conquering Broadway and recently nabbed a Tony nod for his performance as Sportin' Life in the Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.  

The musical was named Time Magazine's number-one musical of the year and garnered a whopping 10 nominations, which included Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis. Grier, as the pimp Sportin' Life, also had a chance to show off his vocals, which many of us didn't know he had. Comedian, actor and vocalist: we had to sit down with Mr. Grier and talk all things Broadway and hear about conversation he had with Chris Rock.

Check out the video below.

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Written by Clay Cane

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