Where Are They Now? Black Comedians Edition

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Charlie Murphy

“Charlie Murphy!” (In my Dave Chapelle/Rick James voice.)

Charlie Murphy, the brother of popular actor and comedian Eddie Murphy had a rough life before being nationally known on “The Chapelle Show.”  After his stint in the Navy, Charlie came back to his brother being a world renowned movie star and comedian.  After working for his brother as a security guard, Charlie went on to act and write.  He appeared in movies like CB4, Harlem Blues, Mo Better Blues, and such. He also appeared in TV shows like “Martin,” but gained prominence as a screenwriter.

But it was the stories that he shared in the writer’s room on “The Chapelle Show” that got him his own (and arguably the most popular) segment on the show:  “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories.”

After, Charlie Murphy has continued to act, voice act, and toured in multiple sold out comedy tours, despite being hit with a hard blow when his wife passed due to cancer in 2010.  His current tour, “The Acid Trip Tour” is going around the nation, and Mr. Murphy’s podcast “Charlie Murphy Presents” is back and in effect.  Oh, and he’ll partner back with Aaron McGruder for “Black Jesus.”

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