David Alan Grier tries his hand at reading the news

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PHOENIX -- Comedian David Alan Grier is in town to perform this weekend, but before he could take the stage, he had to stop by 3TV to chat with Tara Hitchcock, Kaley O'Kelley and Scott Pasmore.

The actor first made a name for himself in the comedy world on the TV show "In Living Color" in the early '90s. He was already known for his dramatic work, having been nominated for a Tony Award and winning the Theatre World Award for his role in "The First."

He made his film debut in 1983's "Streamers," following it up with "A Soldier's Story" and "Beer" over the next two years.

From there, he moved into TV, eventually landing on "In Living Color," which was a hit.

Today Grier is all about the comedy, even when it comes to reading news, which he tried Friday morning, much to the delight of the "Good Morning! Arizona" anchor team.

Grier performs at the Tempe Improv this weekend. For tickets go to www.tempeimprov.com or call the comedy hotline at 480-921-9877.