Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Delirious

DVD - 2009
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Murphy is uncensored and uncut. Includes: never-before-seen footage, exclusive unedited interview, and the making of the DVD.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment, 2009
Edition: 25th anniversary ed
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.76 EDD
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (70 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Gowers, Bruce
Murphy, Eddie 1961-
Alternative Title: Delirious

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lukasevansherman
Jul 06, 2016

Maybe this is a dumb question, but is Eddie Murphy funny? Maybe that question should be in the past tense. Murphy's reputation essentially rests on his 80s work, which included his famous stint on SNL, comedy albums, films, 2 stand-up specials, and, um, music. 1983's "Delirious," which aired as a TV special, finds Murphy, resplendent in red leather, at the peak of his popularity and coolness. What's interesting about watching this now is that while Murphy is an energetic and charismatic performer, he's a lazy comedian. He's predecessors like Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce pushed the envelope and used shocking language, but their comedy also had a larger point, while Murphy's comedy is just kind of obvious and also a little clueless. Only a few minutes in and he's tell the gay people (he uses a stronger word) in the audience not to look at his butt. Later he does a Chinese impression. When he's mocking iconic musicians like Elvis, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Stevie Wonder, it's not so much funny as juvenile. And if good comedy is rooted in personal experiences and emotions, Murphy is a cipher. All you learn about him is he likes the f-word. He does touch on race issues, but never goes as deep as, say, Richard Pryor or Chris Rock. A somewhat depressing time capsule. "Raw" is his other stand-up film. Little did we know then that Murphy would deliver comic masterpieces like "Norbit," "The Nutty Professor 2," and "Haunted Mansion."

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vfryzek
Dec 10, 2011

I had the Audio tape of this in the 80s, A few jokes on the tape were not on the DVD.
Plus I forgot how obscene it was.
I find it more offensive now than I did as a teenager. I guess i'm an old fart now.
Plus it's amazing that Eddie Murphy was ony 22 when he made this.
And yes you really do play the farting game when you get older.
You got me.

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frosty2
Oct 23, 2011

rude , crude and not funny!
In poor taste in my view....just RUDE

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