To mark the passing of Charlie Murphy, TV One will present two special airings of “Unsung Hollywood: Charlie Murphy,” scheduled tonight (April 12) at 11 p.m. ET and Thursday (April 13) at 8 a.m. ET.
Murphy, the brother of Eddie Murphy, died of leukemia Wednesday at the age of 57.
In the episode, Charlie gets real about his tough early years (including a near death experience), his arduous path to fame and the satisfaction of finding his purpose in life.
Via TV One:
In Unsung Hollywood: Charlie Murphy, don’t call him Eddie’s brother! Stand up-comic-actor-writer Charlie Murphy is a star in his own right, and his journey to the top has been extraordinary. A gang member as an adolescent in Long Island, Charlie did some hard time, enlisted in the Navy, worked security for his famous baby brother, and then broke out with iconic riffs in the Dave Chappelle Show in 2003. An accomplished writer, he wrote the screenplays for Vampire in Brooklyn and Norbit, and had prominent acting roles on Black Jesus and Boondocks. His one man stand up special, Charlie Murphy– I Will Not Apologize, premiered on Comedy Central in 2010.