Tracy Morgan, Arsenio Hall, Chris Rock, And Others Are Giving An Eddie Murphy Tribute


I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, or who you’re voting for come November. If you live on this planet, and you’ve seen any movies of any sort, chances are you have– at one point or another– laughed your arse off during an Eddie Murphy film. Yes– he’s kind of a weirdo, yes– he has hella kids, and yes– he was inexplicably dating Rocsi Diaz for a while. And then there was that whole Daddy Day Care movement and before that Pluto Nash or whatever. But so what?! He’s also brought us Coming To America, Harlem Nights, The Nutty Professor (my absolute fave movie when I was, like, 12), and a gabillion other things that made life happy. And he’s still got the highest-grossing stand-up comedy routine ever (Raw). Which is why I was thrilled to hear that a bunch of comedians (including Tracy Morgan, Arsenio Hall, and Chris Rock) are coming together to give props where props are due in an upcoming Eddie Murphy special on Spike TV. Click inside to learn more!

Here’s the announcement from Spike TV via Indiewire:

New York, NY – October 11, 2012 – Some of Hollywood’s biggest names will turn out to toast their friend for “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only,” the first-ever televised tribute to the comedic superstar. The celebrity lineup features many of Murphy’s peers and co-stars including: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Morgan, Arsenio Hall, Brett Ratner, Charlie Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Martin Lawrence. “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only” will tape on Saturday, November 3 at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles and will air on Wednesday, November 14.

The exclusive Spike TV event, produced in conjunction with Don Mischer Productions, will include short films, musical performances, sketch comedy and will culminate in an appearance by Murphy. “There is no better time than the present to honor a man who has for three decades touched the hearts of millions through laughter,” says Murphy’s brother and Executive Producer Vernon Lynch.

“Eddie Murphy: One Night Only” will pay homage to Murphy’s journey from a 15-year-old aspiring comedian, to the record-breaking “Raw,” which remains the highest grossing stand-up film of all time, to his indelible characters and impressions from “Saturday Night Live” including Buckwheat, Gumby, Mr. Robinson and James Brown.

The special marks 30 years since the release of the groundbreaking stand-up concert film “Delirious,” and the classic film “48 Hrs.,” which featured the breakout performances that made him one of the biggest superstars in the world.

First of all, I love when people are celebrated for the achievements while they’re still here to enjoy it. Plus, this line-up is craaayyy! Tracy Morgan and Charlie Murphy are going to be in the same place at the same damn time; it’s gonna be the best day ever.

So yeah, I will definitely be tuning in. Because of the aforementioned comedians. And because of this madness (most of which is NSFW):

Actually, this isn’t one of his jokes. But it’s still one of the funniest things did he ever did. Ever:



  • fab4runner

    Coming to America is a top five favorite for me. Just watched it the other day. So, so amazingly funny.

    I will definitely DVR this.

    • Shannon

      fab4runner, it’s up there for me too. Some things never, ever get old :)

  • Dach

    My dvr will be set!!! I love Eddie. My favs are Coming to America and Golden Child. I can barely keep a straight face when I watch GC. To this day Raw is still mad funny. So happy to see him being honored.

    • Shannon

      Dach, I’ve never seen Golden Child– gonna have to check it out :)

    • Dach

      Shannon…you will enjoy. The part with them going thru customs with “the knife” is hilarious. Eddie is a fool. I sure did forget about Harlem Nights. Another great movie.

    • Shannon

      Dach, as you can see my black card is being revoked by Devonte so now I’m forced to watch it ASAP, lol. Thank YOU :)

    • Dach

      Well let me know what you think of the movie once you get a chance to watch. :-)

    • Devonte

      YOUVE NEVER SEEN GOLDEN CHILD?!?!?! Black card…GIVE IT TO ME!>…It shall be given back once you have seen it….smdh….Shannon…I expected so much more from you…next thing you’ll be telling me is that you have never seen Trading Places, any of the Beverly Hills Cops, Life…or any of the Shreks…let alone Mulan….PLEASE TELL ME YOU HAVE!

    • Shannon

      Devonte, how dare you revoke my black card!!!!! LMAO. OF COURSE I have seen trading places (Do you come from a broken home?/Yeah we was broke!), no to Beverly Hills Cops; YES to Life (‘I da pappy!’) and allll of the Shreks (‘you know what everybody likes? Parfaits…) and I love Mulan, lmao! You are so wrong! I can’t believe I just had to prove my blackness, once again in life. You’re lucky I have love for you Devonte ;)

    • Devonte

      lol I gotta take black cards ERRday because mine is always getting got….bitch, wtf is a chitlin?!

  • Lexie

    I’m pretty sure the first time I ever saw anyone’s boobs besides my mom’s was when I walked in on an ill-timed screen shot from Coming to America! My dad loves Eddie Murphy so much, he even dragged us to see Norbit! NORBIT!

    • Shannon

      Lexie, do NOT hate on Norbit, lmao! Got it on DVD. True story.