Saturday, August 25, 2012

'Eddie Murphy - One Night Only' Celebration To Air On Spike TV

It has been 30 years (holy crap!) since Eddie Murphy's comedy concert Delirious.  It was that same year that Eddie also starred in 48 Hours, and that the Saturday Night Live star became a comedy legend.  To celebrate this occasion, Spike TV will be airing Eddie Murphy - One Night Only.

From the official press release:

New York, NY – August 23, 2012 – Spike TV, in conjunction with Don Mischer Productions, will celebrate the career of Eddie Murphy with the first-ever televised tribute to the comedic icon, “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only.”  Vernon Lynch will serve as an Executive Producer on the project.  The event will tape on Saturday, November 3 at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles and will air on Friday, November 16 on Spike TV.
The exclusive Spike TV special event 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. 
“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” such as Buckwheat, Gumby, Mr. Robinson and James Brown.

Murphy’s friends and co-stars from many of his unforgettable films including “48 Hrs.,” “Trading Places,” “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Coming To America,” “The Nutty Professor,” “Shrek,” and his Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated performance in “Dreamgirls,” among others, will be featured.  The two-hour show will also include short films, musical performances, sketch comedy and will culminate in an appearance by Murphy.

Knowing that Murphy himself will make an appearance does excite me.  Whether or not he's going to do stand-up, give a speech, or just enjoy the celebration remains to be seen.  Personally I'm hoping that this will be the nudge that will get Eddie back in to stand-up.  We'll find out what happens when Eddie Murphy - One Night Only airs Nov. 16th on Spike TV.

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