The Making of a Stand-Up Guy

The Making of a Stand Up Guy As one of the most popular performers on Comedy Central s mega hit The Chappelle Show Charlie Murphy older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy shares his passion for comedy and tells his true Holly

  • Title: The Making of a Stand-Up Guy
  • Author: Charlie Murphy
  • ISBN: 9781439123140
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Making of a Stand-Up Guy

    As one of the most popular performers on Comedy Central s mega hit The Chappelle Show, Charlie Murphy older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy shares his passion for comedy and tells his true Hollywood stories in this juicy and highly entertaining memoir.Once described by Chris Rock as Eddie Murphy on acid, Charlie Murphy has achieved fame as a recurring performer oAs one of the most popular performers on Comedy Central s mega hit The Chappelle Show, Charlie Murphy older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy shares his passion for comedy and tells his true Hollywood stories in this juicy and highly entertaining memoir.Once described by Chris Rock as Eddie Murphy on acid, Charlie Murphy has achieved fame as a recurring performer on the critically acclaimed, three time Emmy nominated cult sensation Chappelle s Show on Comedy Central Celebrated in particular for his Charlie Murphy s True Hollywood Stories skits, featuring hilarious renditions of Rick James and Prince, Murphy now recounts many of the actual stories that inspired these popular sketches in vivid and comical detail in Doing Time The Making of a Stand Up Guy With his flare for storytelling and his distinctive and fearless voice, it s no wonder that Charlie Murphy has been the subject of many featured stories in numerous magazines, including GQ, Essence, Rolling Stone, and he was recently listed as one of the Hottest People to Watch in Entertainment Weekly s Must List Featuring outrageous misadventures as part of his younger brother Eddie s entourage, and hysterical encounters with numerous celebrities, Doing Time The Making of a Stand Up Guy is a fascinating and wildly funny chronicle from one of the most talented comedians today.

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    1. Adeyemi

      I picked up this book for insights into Charlie's journey of self-discovery. I appreciate his honest portrayal of his struggles to becoming his own person, to living the life he wanted, and to staying the course despite setbacks. This book reinforces the truth that talent must be accompanied with hard work, discipline, perseverance and stepping out of One's comfort zone.

    2. Sarah

      I picked up this book wanting more of the True Hollywood stories that were featured on Chappelle's Show. Well, that's not exactly what I got. Charlie Murphy is very nice to all the celebrities mentioned in the bookwell, all but Michael Jackson, but the details of his encounters with some of the Hollywood A-List are very few. The book concentrates on his life - from birth to the present.I actually enjoyed the first 2/3 of the book the best because he talked about his childhood and some of the tro [...]

    3. Carol

      Before reading this book, I didn’t know who Charlie Murphy was. I thought from the cover, he sure looks like Eddie Murphy. He is in fact, his older brother! I enjoyed this book, written in first person, covering his life growing up in Brooklyn to the present. This is a fast read with some really funny stuff sprinkled throughout the book. When he was a kid, he recognized that he lacked the drive and purpose that his brother had. I think that may have been a contributing factor along with the ne [...]

    4. Regina

      It wasn't what I expected. But that was often a good thing.Charlie isn't writing a lot of jokes throughout this memoir, he's talking about his growth and learning as a man independent of Eddie. He talks about his life as a 5 percenter, a gang member,a naval officer, a martial artist and finally a comedian. Now, there are some good backstories on Rick James, Martin Lawrence, Paul Mooney, and Diana Ross to name a few, but mostly it is an humble look at his life. I was impressed and touched. It can [...]

    5. Tamara Evans

      If you are expecting to read more of Charlie Murphy Hollywood Stories from The Chapelle Show, this book will not fill that need. What is accomplished in this book is a story of someone who after making several bad choices in his life, finally discovers his place in the world and achieves his dream of being a screenwriter as well as a comedian. This book provides insight on the life experiences that made Charlie Murphy the person he is today and I liked that as I read the book, it was written in [...]

    6. B

      This was read so long ago, so I don't remember if this should be a 3 or 4, but since I remember really liking it, I gave it a 4. I liked the book because I had heard so much about his brother, Eddie, but hadn't known much about Charlie. I enjoyed him on Chappelle's Show. It was a refreshing read on the "not-so-much-known" Murphy.

    7. Michael E.Jr.

      The book works best with tales of struggle, rather than success. The part about being in the Navy entertained as well as chapters dealing with honing his act.

    8. Tabitha Finlinson

      I wish I could give this 3.5 stars, but I can't.True, I have a guilty pleasure for biographies of celebrities. However, I thought this was very enjoyable. It's not a story about Eddie, and it was interesting to see how it would be being the brother of Eddie Murphy. I thought this was entertaining and definitely have more respect for Charlie as a person.

    9. Dankwa Brooks

      I read this book because to me Charlie’s story is just as interesting as his brother Eddie’s. This was a guy who seemed really be from the streets and led a hard knock life. He also made several funny appearances on the Howard Stern Show, telling his tales of his background. Even though he tells some humorous tales here and there, the book as a memoir is average. He has lived an interesting life, but nothing I found extraordinary. As a screenwriter/filmmaker myself, I found the most interest [...]

    10. Phino DeLeon

      Maybe like most people, I recognize Charlie Murphy from the occasional rerun or a YouTube search of Rick James. Boy I was really leaving a ton out of who he really is, starting out in comedy on a dare, writing screenplays and establishing himself as a full blown actor. Charlie paints a very broad picture of growing up in New York, having a loving family with good direction and completely ignoring it all so he could figure it out on his own.Starting with the bet that got him started on the road t [...]

    11. Bob

      (long sigh)Ok, I just finished this book. I don't read much non-fiction but I saw Charlie Murphy on the cover and was like "Hells yeah, this is going to be balls to the walls funny stories about Rick James and Prince and s***" I didn't say this out loud but I swear that I thought it.Boy was I wrong. There was some talk about Rick James but mostly about the brainstorming of the Chappelle's Show skit. I expected some name dropping but this was pretty ridiculous. I think every black entertainer/cel [...]

    12. Keshia Middleton

      I really enjoyed reading this. Charlie had me laughing out loud, but then there are times when you wonder how he was able to make it out on top. Great read!

    13. MaryBeth

      Fast fun read about stand up and growing up Murphy by the late great guy who looked a lot like brother Eddie.

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