The man known for re-introducing Rick James into popular culture via The Chappelle Show is now going solo with his new online series “Charlie Murphy’s Crash Comedy.”
Launched just last week, the show promises hilarious skits and mock guest appearances by everyone from rap superstar Lil Wayne to terrorists like Osama Bin Laden.
Since Chappelle’s Show ended, Charlie Murphy has been more active in the world of comedy than ever. Aside from his appearances in movies including The Cookout, Night at the Museum and The Perfect Holiday, the man has also been doing stand-up.
When networks offered him deals to do another sketch shows, Charlie turned them down because he, “knew they would be compared to Chappelle’s Show.” Though, if you ask me, this new web show looks an awful lot like it.
Episode 1: Charlie & Lil Wayne
In this first episode, Charlie interviews “Lil Wayne.” Even though this is the first episode, I’m going to have to call this one a Chappelle’s Show rip-off rather than a spin-off. At times it’s just trying too hard to be funny.