Celebs Whose Failures Taught Us To Dust Ourselves Off And Try Again

May 14, 2013  |  

Arsenio Hall

Currently on his comeback kick is funny man Arsenio Hall. You may remember him for his roles in movies like Coming to America and Harlem Nights, but he is best known as host of The Arsenio Hall Show, which ran from 1989 to 1994 and was a force that commanded attention. Then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s visit to the show where he played saxophone is called the turning point of his campaign. Yet after so many years of success and popularity, the show went off the air. Many people think it was cancelled, but in fact Hall resigned.

Wanting to make changes to his life, Arsenio focused his attention on other endeavors that ranged from acting to stand-up comedy. His self-titled show Arsenio on ABC only aired seven episodes. Hall would later join the cast of the CBS show Martial Law which ran for two seasons. In 2008, Hall’s financial setbacks caught up to him; he filed for bankruptcy.

Where there is hope, there is redemption and Arsenio was first to experience that with a second chance at success. In 2012, he won the title of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ on the Donald Trump’s reality competition. That’s been a catalyst to get him back on track for a new talk show scheduled to air September 2013.

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