Affion’s Top 10 Comedians (Pg. 6)


EDDIE MURPHY – “He changed the game with his style of acting and he created more bravado with the black male as opposed to the black male in movies back in the day playing second fiddle to the lead White actor. Eddie brought you the street. The first time you really saw a street Black dude on screen, Eddie was instrumental in doing that and he was hilarious.”



RICHARD PRYOR – “Richard Pryor is like what Rakim is to hip-hop. He’s the godfather of the style that we know today. He’s the one that influenced Eddie Murphy’s style the most and Eddie Murphy was the one that really influenced me the most so definitely Richard Pryor would be No. 1.”


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