Ready, Set, Go! 8 Questions With Charlie Murphy

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Funny man Charlie Murphy is coming to House of Blues at Showboat Atlantic City on Friday. Good thing, cause we need a laugh, or two…or…a lot.

Charlie Murphy

Funny AND smooth.

He actually  made us laugh already because he let us ask him 8 totally probing interview questions.

Here is your Ready, Set, Go! with Charlie Murphy:

 

TAC: Welcome home! What do you like about living in Jersey? It gets a bad rap, but it’s not really that bad, right?!

Charlie Murphy: Jersey’s not bad at all. Depends on what part you live in, just like anywhere else. Where I live, its great. I’m 20 minutes from NYC,  My kids have a big yard to play in and I have access to some of the best restaurants on the planet, world-class entertainment, mountains and the ocean.

TAC: See, haters. What can fans expect from your show at HOB on June 8th?

Charlie Murphy: Expect to laugh. You get on an airplane and you expect to fly. You go to a comedy show, you should expect to laugh. There’s a lot of great talent on The Acid Trip tour and we’re going to give you something to remember and laugh about long after you leave.

TAC: You’ve worked with such big names over the years – Denzel Washington, Sammy Davis Jr., and Jamie Foxx just to name a few. What has been your favorite collaboration and why?

Charlie Murphy: Richard Pryor and Red Foxx.  Being on the set with them was not only an enriching experience to see them work but to sit in a trailer with them and have that wisdom and experience passed down from 2 of the masters was incredible.

TAC: Is there anyone you haven’t worked with yet that’s on your list?

Charlie Murphy: JLo. We all know why.

TAC: Heh. If you had to choose between a stand up, acting, or screenwriting/producing career which would you choose and why?

Charlie Murphy: That’s a tough one. They are all creative acts and endeavors. For me, creativity feeds creativity. I’m blessed to get paid to be creative in any and all regards. But If I HAD to choose, stand up.  It allows me to use everything that I have in my arsenal.  I write my own jokes, I act out my own stories on stage and I am in fact the producer of my stand up show.  I have total control over the product and how it turns out.

TAC: Where do you draw your best material from? Does your regular thought process come in the form of jokes?

Charlie Murphy: Life, CNN, Animal Planet, The History Channel, etc.  I’m fascinated with human and animal behavior. I don’t think in punchlines, rather in anecdotes and I think that is reflected in my comedy style.

TAC: What is something about you that may surprise us?

Charlie Murphy: Before Chappelle’s Show took off, I was planning to open up a Karate Dojo.

TAC:  You make us laugh. Who and what makes you laugh?

Charlie Murphy: I have a strange sense of humor.  I laugh at things other people may think are horrid but it’s not malicious. It’s how I process and then I am able to convey the stranger aspects of life in my show.

 

Get your tix here to get the giggles! Show starts at 9 p.m.

 

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A music junkie and pop culture nerd, Jackie has been storytelling and producing exclusive content through various forms of media since she was a teenager running online fan clubs on Yahoo Groups. Remember those? A Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Ithaca College took her to the City of Angels where she scored bylines in The Hollywood Reporter and dabbled in music PR. An East Coast girl at heart, she circled back to her home state of New Jersey where she penned Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City’s Atlantic City Blog and hasn’t looked back since.

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