Acclaimed comedian and actor Charlie Murphy returns to Boston to headline The Wilbur Theatre on Friday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m., and he couldn't be more excited about it. With a career spanning two decades, Murphy has rapidly evolved into a top-billed international comedian, selling out shows across the world.
With an impressive acting and comedy career, one might naturally assume such success would go to Murphy's head, but the Boston Comedy Scene Examiner had the pleasure of chatting with Murphy after a long, tiring day on the job – that job being taking care of his children on a snowy, bitterly cold January day.
BCSE: Hey Charlie, how are things?
CM: Things are just getting out from being buried in the snow right now. We had a big blizzard here.
BCSE: Oh, that's right, yeah, you guys got hit pretty hard?
CM: I guess you could say; plus I got to stay home all day, be with my kids all day, you know. I got to go to work tomorrow, so.
BCSE: I tell you, no matter how you old you get, there's nothing like a snow day.
CM: Well, if you're a kid.
CM: It was, like, usually the man, he come over and everything and help out with the cooking and all that kind of stuff, but because of the snow, I had to do it, so. Thank God they have stuff like Zatarain's. There's all this fancy stuff you can just go whip it up in two minutes and it's the real thing, you know?
BCSE: I know, it's amazing what they've got these days.
CM: Yeah. I bought some meat, the fried chicken or whatever and then we, well, I made all this stuff. It turned out alright. I was proud of myself, put it that way.
BCSE: Nice. As you should be. We'll see you on Food Network soon, huh?
CM: Yeah, yeah, Food Network, it'll be, like, 'Emergency Meals for Kids'. Emergency meals the same day. Let's say you get caught out here and it's a blizzard. The kid's got to eat and you know they ain't going to eat just anything. You've got to make them something to eat but you don't know how to cook.
BCSE: Yeah, see, I think it will be a big hit. So how is the Acid Trip Tour?
CM: Acid Trip Tour is the Acid Trip. Having a great time, we were just in Spokane, Seattle, Oakland, and Portland, then we're going to hit Kansas City, you know. People are very happy to see us and we've been having a lot of fun. I've seen a lot of positive feedback on Twitter, so I'm feeling really good about what we're doing.
BCSE: Awesome. Do you think it's going to be, you know, kind of a recurring tour?
CM: After I finish this one I may do another one, yeah, but I'm not going to do it forever, you know.
BCSE: Fantastic. Well, listen, we're really excited that you're coming back to Boston next week.
CM: I'm really excited to come to Boston. I can't wait to get up there, you know what I'm saying? We always have a good time. I got serious memories of great support, great fun, great moments. I remember I was there when they had that big blizzard that time, shut down the airport and everything. It was declared a state of emergency. Everything in Boston was shut down, except the comedy club and it was filled up. I'm never going to forget that. I'm always going to owe for that. You know? That was awesome.
BCSE: That is awesome. Yeah, Boston loves you. We love good comedy.
CM: I love Boston. So, I will see you all soon. That's what's up. God bless.
Charlie Murphy has toured nationally with the “I’m Rich Bitch” comedy tour, “Charlie Murphy and Friends”, the 20-city “Maxim/Bud Light Real Men of Comedy Tour” with Joe Rogan and John Heffron, and the “I Will Not Apologize” tour, from which Murphy filmed his first DVD special. His most recent “Acid Trip Tour” delighted sold-out audiences across the country, adding to the mounting evidence showing that Charlie Murphy is a comedic force to be reckoned with.
Don't miss your chance to see Charlie Murphy as he headlines The Wilbur Theatre in Boston on Friday, January 30. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets can be purchased at The Wilbur box office or online. The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont Street in Boston's historic Theater District.