Eddie Murphy's been announced as the host for next year's Oscars. Some of you may be saying "What the--?!" while others say "Isn't that the guy from those awful family films?"
I'm curious to see if he brings the old-school comic brilliance that made comedy specials"Raw" and "Delirious" and his time on "Saturday Night Live" so comedically spectacular or if it's a few hours of Nutty Professor Klumps-style dressup.
Let's take a look back at that old Eddie Murphy. One of his famous "Saturday Night Live" sketches, Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood:
I'm also going to post some Eddie Murphy standup. These old Eddie Murphy standup specials are so offensive I'm pretty sure I can't officially endorse any single syllable said in either of them. Needless to say, they contain adult language. Enjoy!
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