Eddie Murphy: One Night Only – Rewatch it Now!

Eddie Murphy goes down in the pantheon of comedy as one of the greatest of all time. His fans recognize this, fellow comedians recognize this fact and now Spike has created a special to recognize it. Eddie Murphy: One Night Only featured a slew of comedians, industry veterans, friends and family coming up on stage to celebrate the long career of Eddie Murphy. See some of the clips below and visit Spike for all of the clips.

 

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. Eddie will be honored by some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Morgan, Arsenio Hall, Brett Ratner, Charlie Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Martin Lawrence. 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.

Comedy fans will be treated to an evening filled with some of Hollywood’s biggest comedic superstars appearing and performing at Spike TV’s “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only,” the first-ever televised tribute to the comedy legend. Joining the all-star talent roster, which features many of Murphy’s peers and co-stars, includes Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Tyler Perry, Keenan Ivory Wayans and Nick Nolte. In addition, The Roots will perform throughout the evening as the show’s house band. “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.

Previously announced talent includes Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Morgan, Arsenio Hall, Brett Ratner, Charlie Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Martin Lawrence.

The exclusive Spike TV event, produced in conjunction with Don Mischer Productions, will include short films, musical performances, sketch comedy and culminate in an appearance by Murphy.

“Thirty years ago, Eddie Murphy came on to the comedy scene and changed the game forever,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Vice President, Talent Development & Studio Relations – Viacom Entertainment Group. “We’re thrilled to be honoring him for the very first time, ‘One Night Only’.” “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.