Again, it should be pointed out that Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy were close friends and co-stars. Murphy seems to have been replaCIAed in the 1991-92 period. Arsenio Hall's brilliant career and hit TV talk show abruptly shut down in 1994 and he has been, inexplicably, nearly absent from the media since that time.
Previous Story Next Story Where Are They Now? -- Arsenio HallCategory: Television Posted 1 year ago by NewsHound Credit: tv.msn.com/tv/galleryfeature/where-are-they-n Then: Hall shook up the stagnant late-night talk show scene in 1989 with "The Arsenio Hall Show," which started with a devoted core of black viewers but quickly expanded to become the hot late show, counting Mick Jagger and many other celebs as admiring fans of ... moreHall`s witty monologues and edgy musical guests. Hall was a seminal pop-culture beacon (along with MC Hammer) of 1989-1990.
Now: With Johnny Carson`s retirement from NBC`s "Tonight" in 1992, the late-night scene was poised to change, and Hall promised to "kick Jay`s a--" (speaking of Leno) -- a noble goal, perhaps, but with ratings starting to sink, not wise. The landscape quickly shifted to Letterman vs. Leno, and Hall`s show left the air in 1994. Since then, Hall had a 1997 sitcom, hosted the revival of "Star Search" and auditioned to host "Deal or No Deal" in 2005. He has made cameos in "Flavor of Love" and "Chappelle`s Show," and recently announced that he`ll be hosting an upcoming reality show on MyNetworkTV.
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posted by Darren Ross Bring Arsenio Hall back to late night. It is time that he come back onto the scene. He has a strong presence and is all the round man. Evetyone loves Arsenio. I think a campaign posted 2 months ago
posted by chris Arsenio is hilarious and I was wondering where he has been. I just watched him on Jay Leno and he looks amazing! He hasn`t changed much at all. Cool guy and hope he gets back to hosting his own show. He was hilarious on Leno! posted 2 months ago
posted by Hannes Comming to the states in 1990, with yes, no malboro as my only english words, and being a lost 19 year old in queens i loved his show, may have picked up a strange dialect but pride, positive outlook, and his strong believe that you should bring all that upsets you to the table was perhabs the reason i fell in love with this country. and i strongly believe that the country would be in a better shape if we would have hade more interviews like the one with the minister.Comming from a white guy with german roots Would love to see him again posted 9 months ago
posted by dedra summers Arsenio Hall is the man, he is a true entertainer that belongs on television, no one could hold your attention as long as he did we love you! posted 1 year ago
Arsenio Hall More Information View or Post a Comment Updated: 1/16/2006
Name: Arsenio Hall
Born: February 12, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio
Claim To Fame: Most people know Arsenio from his talk show, 'The Arsenio Hall Show', which ran from 1989 to 1994. His show was known for the audience's shouting "Whoop whoop whoop!".
Family Life: Single used to date Paula Abdul Has a son.
Info: The Arsenio Hall Show distinguished itself by targeting audiences that have been largely ignored by other late-night talk shows: African Americans, and Latinos, as well as the younger generation of television viewers which he identified on several occasions as the "MTV generation." Hall reached these audiences through a hip and casual approach to the show, strongly informed by his talent as a stand-up comedian as well as by tales of his childhood experiences in a Cleveland lower middle class community. In fact, Hall constantly invoked stories about being someone who left the ghetto for another type of life but who was still emotionally and politically connected to it. The strategy kept his television persona grounded at a level closer to audiences.
Trivia: Arsenio Hall (as a character named Chunky A) put out an album entitled "Large And In Charge." Paula Abdul, Wil Wheaton and Ice-T are among the guests that appear on the album.
He was a member of Ohio University's forensics (competitive speech) team. The team has also had Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson) and Leon Harris (morning anchor, CNN) as members.
He appeared in a TV commercial for Tab Cola in the mid-80s.
Replaced Joan Rivers as host of the late night talk show, "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers" in 1987 after she was fired and the name of the show was changed to "The Late Show Starring Arsenio Hall"
As a teenager, he was an accomplished magician.
Graduated from Kent State University.
Was an M.C. at the Sheba Lounge in Chicago, late 70s, early 80s. Discovered by jazz singer Nancy Wilson (See a video clip of Nancy Wilson click here)
Composed the theme song to his talk show.
Where Is He Now: Arsenio is busy working as a producer and director on 'The Other 23 Hours.' It's a behind-the-scenes look at the black stand-up comedy circuit.
He also has returned to doing Stand Up and has appeared at various venues.
If you are a fan of The Proud Family, then you probably heard Arsenio as he was the voice of Dr. Carver/Bobby Proud.
In the past few years he has appeared repeatedly on 'The Chappelle Show' and 'Best Damn Sport Show.'
Write To Arsenio Hall: Arsenio Hall c/o Erik Krizer Fenton-Kritzer Entertainment 8840 Wilshire Blvd. FL 3 Beverly Hills, CA 90211
While briefly watching a really stupid & not funny Feddie Murphy movie tonight, my mother commented that it "didn't look like Eddie" & that the "jaw was different." Seriously, though. How could people think Norbit is Eddie? Do they think he got a funny-bone-ectomy? I'm sick of these talentless replacements.
Post by lindsayjudy on May 4, 2010 22:48:46 GMT -5
I don't believe Eddie was imposter-replaced. I recently saw an episode of Biography on the Biography Channel and there were TWO Eddies being interviewed, both the same age but slightly different. This is not a case of being replaced. It's a case of TWINS.
I know there are people on this board who laugh at this or criticize, but there is a Twins Program. Not all of these celebrities die or have doubles/lookalikes. Some are twins and Eddie's is a case of twins.
"Weirdly, of the three of us, Lisa Ann knows the most about foreign policy." Tina Fey on Lisa Ann, the porn actress who has portrayed both Sarah Palin and herself.