“But I might” – Eddie Murphy
These are just the words fans needed to hear when comedian extraordinaire Eddie Murphy made a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Friday night. The comedian was asked if he had heard from Bill Cosby after he accepted the Mark Twain award for Humor at the Kennedy Center almost a year ago. Murphy, who was “mum” against impersonating Cosby at the SNL 40th Anniversary siting “He will not kick a man [Cosby] when he is down.” Cosby later applauded Murphy for his actions. I guess Murphy’s heart and mind changed last year when he decided to imitate Cosby after receiving his award:
Cosby was also a prior recipient of the Mark Twain award; but I assume Cosby didn’t think the incident was funny as Murphy told Kimmel, Cosby didn’t reach out to him after the remarks, “I’m not frightened of Bill” he told Kimmel.
According to media site The Daily Beast, Murphy stated that the speech did not count as stand-up, and if he were going to do it for real, it would require going back into clubs and really working out new material. Kimmel then said Murphy “wasn’t doing any of that” and that’s when the comedian stated the aforementioned quote. Murphy mentioned that stand up has changed in the past years.
Yes, Eddie, a lot has changed since the mid eighties – leather suits included; but that doesn’t mean that they can’t come back as the world is ever evolving and is bringing everything back from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. With more and more comedians on the rise, I guess it would be hard to come back and know what exactly is going on, or even what to talk about, but if we all know Eddie Murphy- he won’t have a problem coming up with good material.
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