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Chris Tucker vs Mike Epps film careers....who was funnier overall?

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  1. I'm Shawn Spencer Banned Banned

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    I'm watching the Friday movies tonight and they just played Friday After Next (the Christmas one) and now they're playing Next Friday. And man I gotta say.... in hindsight, they nailed the casting in the sequels. They had the crazy task of having to replace Smokey, which nobody thought was possible. And when I first saw Next Friday, I thought DayDay paled in comparison to Smokey. He still kinda does, a little, but man Mike Epps definitely held his own. Dude was funny! And he's 10x better in Friday After Next. He kinda came into his own in that one. So much so that if they made another Friday movie, I'd want both Smokey AND Dayday in it. Just seeing those 2 together would be comedy gold.

    I'm not asking who was better in the Friday movies alone, because it's impossible to really top Chris Tucker there.

    But overall, who had the better, funnier film career? I think it's kind of a tough call.
     
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    If you include his show and standup...yeah no contest.

    But film careers alone? I don't think Dave wins that. Against either guy, really.
     
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    Epps is funnier
     
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    What has Epps done outside of Friday?
     
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    Tucker murks Epps by just having his voice. Epps is dime a dozen 90s black actor guy. Shit, a third gen Wayans could replace him and nobody would care.
     
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    Omar Epps in The Program>Both
     
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    Chris Tucker - Money talks, Friday, Rush hour

    Mike epps ain't shit except in How High.
     
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    Mike Epps is a much funnier person, but tucker has had more Hollywood success
     
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    Chris Farley was funnier than both those bums.
     
  11. I'm Shawn Spencer Banned Banned

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    That's just not true, imo. Epps is legit funny and has his own style
     
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    Both are pretty average comics and actors but Chris landed more good movie roles (in the confines of comedy films) compared to Epps.
     
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    Smokey's role was iconic and sparked Chris Tucker's movie career. Can't say too many comedians could have played that part as well as Tucker did. Day Day had some funny moments in Next Friday and was good in Friday After Next but you could argue Katt Williams stole the show in that movie. Maybe even Terry Crews.

    Mike Epps is pretty darn funny though. Not taking anything from him but Chris Tucker as Smokey set the bar pretty high for the funny sidekick.
     
  14. I'm Shawn Spencer Banned Banned

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    Yeah Chris knocked it out of the park right out of the gate with Smokey.

    But man, Epps cracks me up too. I always literally lol in Friday After Next when Craig says something like:

    Craig - "We Top Flight Security. We ain't LAPD or NYPD Blue or any of that shit you watch on tv."
    Dayday - "We somethin' like them."
    Craig - "Nah. We ain't nothin like them."

    and

    Dayday - "We can't cancel this party! I got some hoes comin over. One of 'em said she was gonna suck my dick from the back. I'm tryin' to see what that'd be like."

    <45>



    Idk why but it's the little moments like that where Epps cracks me up. I figure it's where he's improvising.
     
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    I got mind control over Debo, he be like shut the fuck up, I'd be quiet, but when he leave, ill be talking again
     
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    The first Friday is better and more memorable since when I was watching the movie at the house I was staying at was raided by the police.
     
  17. I'm Shawn Spencer Banned Banned

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    I also always crack up in Next Friday when Craig's Dad has to take a dump and stops at a gas station toilet. And Stanley from the 1st Friday comes out and tries to explain why it smells so bad in there

    Stanley - "it smells pretty bad in there. I don't know what happened....."


    Lol why does that crack me up so much?!
     
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    Totally underrated comment.
     
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    Epps is funnier.
     
  20. I'm Shawn Spencer Banned Banned

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    It's a tough call....but I think I'm leaning slightly toward Epps too.
     

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