Actor/Comedian/Singer, Eddie Murphy will be honored on Spike TV. The network will broadcast a tribute special to the Hollywood star, which will highlight his life and career. Some readers probably read the first line and wondered when was Murphy a singer? Well, remember that hideous but catchy tune ‘Party All the Time’? Yes, even that song along with the two other Eddie singles ‘Boogie in Your Butt/No More Tears’ and ‘How Could It Be’ may be in special. Murphy might not have made it big in the music industry but one thing is certain, he is a legend, and he is definitely worthy of this special.
The press release for the broadcast reads:
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.
“Eddie’s impact on comedy is immeasurable… At 19, he changed the face of sketch comedy forever on Saturday Night Live and within four years released 48 Hrs., Delirious, and Beverly Hills Cop, making him one of the biggest stand-up and movie stars in the world, and he’s never stopped evolving, innovating and entertaining,” said Casey Patterson, EVP of Event Production for Viacom Media Networks Entertainment Group.
Don Mischer (the producer of this year’s academy awards) will produce the event. The taping of the special will be in Los Angeles, Ca, at the Saban Theatre. The feature, which will be named Eddie Murphy: One Night Only, will air on November 16, on Spike.