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Sixteen year-old Griffin Newman has been wise-cracking his way around town almost since the day he was born. What was first thought to be just antics of a class clown has emerged into a comedy act that is laced with political satire and seems beyond Newman’s years. Griffin has already performed his stand up routine at some of the top comedy clubs in New York City including THE GOTHAM as well as CAROLINE’S. He also received praise for his acting skills in two readings put on by NAKED ANGELS Theatre Group at the Nantucket Film Festival. Even more commotion has been stirred up around the young comedian after a front-page story in The New York Observer singled out Griffin for his talents. Newman has also been spotlighted on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, CBS and INSIDE EDITION. He made his screen debut in Wayne Wang and Paul Auster’s improvisational film 'BLUE IN THE FACE', which was released theatrically by MIRAMAX FILMS. He followed that up with an appearance in Academy Award nominee Nathan Khan’s (My Architect) film 'THE SECRET LIFE OF M. KNIGHT SHIYAMALAN'. Griffin also appears as a wisecracking teenager in Oren Rudavsky’s movie 'THE TREATMENT', which was completed June 2005. For NICKELODEON, he wrote three short live action and animation films that ran daily for six months, starring in one of them. He is also developing a series for NICKELODEON’S NICK TUNE NETWORK. He is currently being featured in Gregory Crewdson’s latest touring exhibit Beneath the Roses. Griffin is presently an eleventh grade student at St Ann’s School, where his plays CLASS OF 2009 and WORKPRINT were staged to great acclaim.

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