Comedy cookbook: Eddie Murphy’s hard act to follow

Dave Chappelle's craziness, Bernie Mac's delivery and Eddie Murphy's acting. That, for a long time, was my personal formula for "The Perfect Comic". Life has taught me that there's no such thing. Comedy has taught me that there's only one Eddie Murphy and my goodness, does he do his thing well. An "act-out" (as Judy … Continue reading Comedy cookbook: Eddie Murphy’s hard act to follow

New blog design premieres

Welcome to the new-look version of the blog! Thanks for being here and checking it out. Thanks for coming back - if it isn't your first time here. I'll be back with more updates soon. For now I'll leave you with one of my favourite skits from Chappelle's Show. Things change when people find out … Continue reading New blog design premieres

“I hate black pepper” – Ode to a comic king

Outrageous. That was Bernie Mac's signature stage persona. A complete outpouring of raw craziness that he never held back. His characterization was crisp, his delivery dazzled. In a eulogy at his funeral, Steve Harvey describes what became Mac's most suitable spot (headlining) on The Original Kings of Comedy tour back in 2000. "In a relay you … Continue reading “I hate black pepper” – Ode to a comic king