Jeremy Griffin was born in Fargo, ND and raised in Ruston, LA. He received his BA in Philosophy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, and his MFA in Creative Writing-Fiction from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA. In the past he has taught there as well as at the Virginia Military Institute. He currently teaches at Coastal Carolina University, where he serves as faculty fiction editor for Waccamaw: A Journal of Contemporary Literature. His stories, poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Greensboro Review, The Iowa Review, Indiana Review, and Shenandoah, among others. He lives in Myrtle Beach with his wife Karen and their son Alex.
Content by Jeremy Griffin
From the Front Porch Archive: A Good Laugh
BY Jeremy Griffin
Here’s what I loved about doing stand-up: you stand on a stage and get to say things that, under ordinary circumstances, would cost you friendships, your job, or even a few teeth. In fact, you don’t just get to say these things; you’re supposed to. That’s why people go to comedy shows—to hear things about the world that can only be said in that particular context. If the late comic Richard Jeni is to be believed, comics are the only people on earth with license to tell the absolute truth.