Dance, Monkey: Charlie Murphy

A comic in the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 19, 2007
Charlie Murphy

It’s the holiday season — time to gear up for awkward extended family gatherings. What’s the weirdest/most awkward thing that’s ever happened at one of your family holidays?
I remember people getting drunk and getting thrown out on Thanksgiving. Get on outta here! That’s your last one, fool.

On your Web site, I can watch trailers for upcoming work of yours, and one of them advertises the perfect holiday, but there’s a typo, “perfect” is spelled “prefect.” What exactly would the prefect holiday look like?
There’s a typo on my Web site? Damn. I don’t know. We’ve done the best African-American holiday movie in history. Not just ’cause I’m in it.

If Prince took on Rick James in a fist fight, who would you bet on to win?
Rick James, definitely. I don’t think Prince can fight. I don’t think whoopin’ ass is part of his repertoire. He can play the guitar — that’s enough. Everybody can’t do everything.

People Magazine just named its “sexiest man alive,” and it’s not you. What the fuck?
Who is it? Matt Damon? It’s not Flavor Flav? Didn’t you see what Flavor made a girl do? Matt Damon never made a girl go on the floor! So beat that, Matt Damon! How can you say that he’s more sexy than a man that pulled that one off? Obviously Flavor Flav is the sexiest man in the world.

Charlie Murphy | Comedy Connection, Boston | November 23-25 | 617.248.9700

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