March 30, 2008

Funday Sunday: "Eddie Murphy"

You know. I'm a huge fan of stand-up comedy. The purest and simplest form of entertainment there is, and it has a way of having me laugh my socks right off. And, the man who introduced the concept to me was Eddie Murphy, back in the 80's.

Yeah, I was subjected to the stand-up art form kind of late... well, I had seen other people on stage being funny - but Eddie back in those days took it a step further. First time I saw Dilerious, I was laughing so hard I thought I was going to die choking. The clip I present to you today comes from his second stage show "Raw". It is called that because that is what his humor is like... raw!

I had trouble deciding which clip to show you guys, and I've been meaning to do the Eddie Murphy thing for quite some Sunday's... finally, I've decided on one that I find quite funny. I hope you enjoy as much as I do.


Dianne said...

thanks reh! I'm off to work soon and now I have visions of leather pants and MF'ers in my head. Perfect!
I so miss that Eddie. Raw and delirious Eddie.
When my family gets together we do whole parts of his routines - me, my brother, my son. MF was one of his first words! Oh My!
and when we've exhausted our Eddie routines we move on to Rodney Dangerfield and Sam Kinnison.

Happy Sunday!

Dana said...

I *heart* stand-up comedy! I find it one of the most intimate forms of entertainment! And Eddie Murphy?? He's a classic!

Sparkling Red said...

I love Eddie Murphy! This makes me want to go watch Beverly Hills Cop (1 and 2). I'll be humming the Axel F. theme all day now. ;-)

Jay said...

Eddie Murphy was a genius. Hell, I even thought he was funny on Saturday Night Live. But, his stand up routine was brilliant.


I watch these clips over and over again when I want to laugh until I choke!! Eddie was and is the best!

Karen said...

I am huge stand up fan also. Eddie Murphy is just awesome. I read something, somewhere that his is painfully shy in reality. You wouldn't know it when he is on stage.

fiwa said...

I don't like Eddie Murphy the actor - but I LOVED his standup. I remember seeing Raw for the first time, how shocked I was, but how hilarious it was!

Hope you had a good Sunday.

Ginormous Boobs said...

Eddie Murphy in the 80's was the funniest stuff ever. No one one.

Anonymous said...

Believe it! or not! I know a lot about Eddie Murphy, My parents taped his Stand ups on HBO, I love Beverly Hills Cops everything he plays in is Great. I loved him on Nutty Professor!

Every time I think about him I think about eff'n and hitting heads against the bed! Thanks for posting that!!

Shalom & Ahava

Farmer*swife said...

STAND UP COMEDY is the bomb!!!! I love it! I could watch comedy central all day and night (so long as it was stand-up and not the stupid stuff). And, when they make me really, reallyLOL! Biggest adrenaline happy rush.

You should try to find Ron White, "You Can't Fix Stupid." He is flippin' hilarious!

He's from TX. He always drinks scotch on set and usually is smokin' a cigar.

He did the "Blue Comedy Tour" but wasn't nearly as funny (rules, I guess) as he is on his own!!!

This was a Funday! Sunday!

R.E.H. said...

Dianne: With those images in your head it should make work all that much easier ;)

Dangerfield was ok... and Kinison was certainly crazy enough to tickle my funny bones.

Dana: Eddie is definitely a classic comedian. I only wish he could have kept that up.

Sparkling Red: I have all of the Beverly Hills Cop movies in my DVD collection... they're all good (well, the third one doesn't quite hold up, but...)

Jay: Stand-Up is certainly where Eddie shone, but I also love his early movies, 48 hours, Trading Places and up until about Coming To America... after that things started getting worse.

Chatti Patti: Welcome! Yeah, early Eddie Murphy is always sure to make you laugh good and hard.

R.E.H. said...

Karen: Really? I've never heard that... and it does surprise me. I kind of figures he would be all out crazy IRL too ;)

Fiwa: Yeah, I think that around the time he did Dilerious and Raw not too many comedians dared to make fun of sex as much as he does. A lot of them were cursing... but the sex was still a little taboo.

Ginormous Boobs: I agree. Back then, no one could compare. The only one I think reaches the same standards in Stand-Up is the Scottish Billy Connelly (I did a Funday Sunday with him quite some time ago)

Single In The City: Every body knows about Eddie Murphy... it is mandatory knowledge (they should teach him in school). Nutty Professor is among the better stuff he has done "lately"... but his early stuff is when he was really funny!

Farmer's Wife: I don't get Comedy Central over here... wish I did. Stand-Up was only discovered around here about ten years ago, and I can asure you that the Swedish comedians are far from funny... guess I just don't really get Swedish humor.

I'm not sure I've seen Ron White - I'll have to check him out...

Jo said...

Eddie was one of the all-time greats in the 80's, just out of control funny!...I love it when he parodies himself as a kid or talks about his momma. Richard Pryor was hilarious then too.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to add, that he is gone mad right now!!

He does not know what the hell he wants out of life, That is what we call Mid life Crisis!!! LOL!

But Hey he has enough money he can go through whatever crisis he wants to eh?

Have a good night's sleep

Naughty Lakota said...

need my morning kisses, 'kay?

R.E.H. said...

Jo: Yeah, he does those parodies great too - and he has the nerve to make fun of Richard Pryor too ;)

Single In The City: What's wrong with a little mid life crisis? ... Think I'm getting there myself soon enough ;)

Naughty Lakota: Kisses a plenty coming your way!

Leighann said...

I think I probably have Raw memorized! I'm a huge comedy fan. I think some of the best stuff came out of the 80's!

George Carlin
Sam Kinnison

just to name a couple!

Anonymous said...

I got to see Bobcat Goldthwait live once and he sucked. It kind of turned me on stand up. I did however enjoy Richard Pryor when I had the chance!

Fortune Cookies said...

I'm with you... Stand Up is truly an underrated art form!
"Eddie...I LOVE You Eddie!"
thanks for the visual of the 80's Eddie :) what better way to start a day?

R.E.H. said...

Leighann: I've got most of Raw memorized too - but, I actually think Dilerious was a little better than Raw.

Kinison and Carlin are both really good... not too much of Kinison, because after a while he becomes a little annoying.

Butterfly Girl: I've never seen a full stand-up routine by Bobcat, but I know I used to love his appearance in the movies... that is one crazy dude ;)

Fortune Cookies: You just have to love his choice of clothing in those days... hehe - gotta love the 80's!