Most recently known for his work with Dave Chappelle and the famous “Rick James” skit, Charlie Murphy has always been, in my opinion, just as funny if not funnier than his brother, Eddie Murphy.
He’s been doing comedy for over seventeen years, working with actors such as Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams, Angela Basset, Wesley Snipes, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, and more.
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Did you know that since Charlie Murphy’s appearance on The Chappelle Show when it introduced “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” the show hit record highs? As a matter of fact, it was the best ratings that Comedy Central had seen in seven years. It was because of Charlie’s contribution in skits like “Rick James” and “Prince” that Chappelle’s show surpassed “Friends” and “Sex and the City” becoming the top-selling TV title of the year in 2004 with $4.5 million in DVD sales.
The bottom line is, if you haven’t seen Charlie Murphy in action – you should. For those of you who don’t mind a five hour drive, he’ll be in Tempe AZ at “Tempe Improv” from Thursday March 19th – Sunday March 22nd. I think it’d be worth it.Tags: Charlie Murphy, Charlie Murphy Las Vegas, House of Blues Las Vegas