A Month of Comedy: Eddie Murphy

Everyday this month I will be posting one of my favorite comedians.  There will be plenty of videos and a little bit about why I like them.  The videos are most likely NSFW.

I feel bad for a whole generation of folks who do not remember Eddie Murphy as a comedian.  I was fortunate enough to be allowed to watch stand-up with my parents, they did not think the dirty language would have an effect on me.  Or that I would understand the majority of the jokes.  So I remember seeing Eddie Murphy’s Raw when I was younger and even though I did not get much of it, I just remember how animated he was, how fast he spoke.  He was funny to me even as a little kid.

I see his old stand-up now and I am blown away by just how good he was.  The man could somehow weave the f-word anywhere into a sentence and it just flowed out of him.  Some people think that sort of thing as crass or vulgar, but it takes talent to actually use that kind of language and not just sound like a jerk.

It was actually Eddie Murphy that gave me the idea for this month of comedy.  Well not him personally, he did not call me up or anything, but after I wrote this post, I started thinking about all the comedians that I enjoy and decided that I wanted to do something.