Eddie Murphy is ready to receive the Comedy Icon honor at the first Comedy Awards in April for his hilarious performances stand-up, sketches and film, reported The Envelope.
From Murphy’s “Gumby” on Saturday Night Live to the cop in Beverly Hills Cop, it is no wonder why this funny man is considered a comedy icon.
“Eddie Murphy’s impact in the world of comedy is immeasurable,” said Casey Patterson, an executive producer at MTV Networks Entertainment Group, on The Envelope’s website. “From the characters he created on ‘SNL,’ to his groundbreaking stand-up performances and unforgettable film roles, Murphy changed the game forever.”
Murphy had his first stand-up gig on Johnny Carson and started on SNL in the early 1980’s.
“Eddie was the one guy that really stood out for us. And if we were light in the show he was always, ‘Come on, let’s give these guys something.’ He was really a team player from that point of view and an easy guy to talk to and always funny and fun to have around,” said Brad Hall performer and writer for Saturday Night Live; taken from, Live From New York: The Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live by Tom Shales and James Miller.
Murphy is best known from Beverly Hills Cop, Dr. Dolittle, the voice of Donkey in Shrek, and his many roles in The Nutty Professor.
The Comedy Awards will air April 10th on Comedy Central.
Check out Murphy in “Mr. Robinson’s Neighboorhood” on SNL here: NSFW
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