Charlie Murphy seemingly blew-up overnight following his legendary sketches on Chappelle’s Show. He sat down with The Breakfast Club to discuss his long journey doing comedy.
Charlamagne started off by asking him about getting booed at Grambling State University in Louisiana. He talks about giving the money back for the performance saying “I didn’t feel that what they did was warranted or right, so it was like you can keep your money, because tomorrow I’m going to make this money again anyway.” Charlie talks about everyone getting booed at some point in their career, the art of being a comedian, and having his worst show ever in St. Louis when he was opening up for Mike Epps. He said he was really gassed up and that he had never bombed before on stage doing stand up.
He talks about being successful despite his brother Eddie Murphy’s immense popularity. He said “I’m not part of the Eddie Murphy crew as far as comedians… I’ve been allowed to develop as me. I knew going in, you don’t want to remind people of your brother.” Cthagod asked him if he was bothered about the gay rumors concerning his brother.
Charlie discusses the true stories about partying with Prince & Rick James that became the world famous sketches on Chappelle’s Show. He talks about his relationship with Dave Chappelle saying Dave’s a “comedy God” to people. He said, “I can [perform] all over the world because I was on the Chappelle Show.”