The Making of a Stand-Up Guy (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 1, 2009 - Humor - 240 pages
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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 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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User Review  - Carolee888 - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Betty Alford - Goodreads

Not the book I read. I read Standup Guy by Stuart Woods Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
29
Section 4
47
Section 5
65
Section 6
89
Section 7
127
Section 8
153
Section 9
183
Section 10
201
Section 11
225
Section 12
231
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About the author (2009)

Charles Quinton "Charlie" Murphy is an American writer, actor, and stand-up comedian best known for his role on the American television program The Chappelle Show.

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