Eddie Murphy has a brand new character to add to his comedic arsenal — a singer he rolled out for big laughs, and to raise money for charity.
If you tuned in for the Feeding America Comedy Festival Sunday night, you saw Eddie’s debut as Murray Murray — a ’60s and ’70s singer who taught Ray Charles and Little Richard a few things … but who also took out a hit on Berry Gordy‘s cat.
Eddie was the headliner on Byron Allen‘s 2-hour special, chock-full of huge comedians like Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Tiffany Haddish, George Lopez, Whitney Cummings and dozens more who recorded skits and intros for the fundraiser.
Eddie was in classic form as Murray Murray who, BTW, banged Diana Ross, Gladys Knight and Tina Turner. The skit was one of the hilarious highlights for the event which raised money for Feeding America.
Fans have been anticipating Eddie’s rumored return to standup comedy ever since he hosted ‘SNL’ back in December. So, the new skit’s only gonna have Eddie fans champing at the bit even more.
His Murray Murray skit was obviously written and recorded before Saturday … when Little Richard died. Eddie closed it with a tribute to the rock ‘n’ roll legend.
Classy and classic Eddie comedy for a great cause.