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Atlanta Comedian Tyler Craig Dies at 54

“And the moral of the story is….”

Atlanta based-comedian Tyler Craig, known for his catchphrase “And the moral of the story is….”, has passed away at the age of 54. The cause of Tyler Craig’s death has not been made known to the public.

Fellow comedian and talk show host Rickey Smiley took to Twitter to let fans know of the passing of Tyler Craig. “I’m saddened this morning to find out about the death of comedian Tyler Craig. Watch him grow into a great talent. Rest In Peace King!!!”

Along with Smiley, comedians like Loni Love shared her condolences on Twitter. “So sorry to hear about the passing of my comedy brother #tylercraig .. wonderful storyteller and hilarious.. condolences to his family and fans. ‘The moral of the story is….'”.

Remembering Comedian Tyler Craig

Tyler Craig began his career at Club 550 in Atlanta. He made his comedy debut with appearances on BET’s Comic View. Craig followed Comic View with appearances starting in 1997 on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza!, and Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment Stand Up. He was also known for opening up for legendary comedians Chris Tucker and Cedric The Entertainer.

Craig coined the phrase “And the moral of the story is….” during an audition at a comedy club. “One of my jokes at the end, I said, ‘And the moral of the story is be yourself’, and that’s where it started. Cause I feel like you have to learn something after each trial and tribulation you go through. So you’re really not losing, you’re learning how to win.”

 

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