Spike TV’s Eddie Murphy special is almost upon us. Eddie Murphy: One Night Only is a tribute special that will feature a slew of celebrities taking a look back at Murphy’s career, which spans stand-up appearances, Saturday Night Live, and a slew of film roles. The special airs Wednesday, November 14, and to celebrate Spike TV has a couple of clips to share with fans, from Tracy Morgan to Stevie Wonder and Eddie Murphy himself.
Tracy Morgan pops up in the first clip, wearing that iconic red jumpsuit Murphy wore doing stand-up in the 1980s (only the 1980s would allow for a red leather jumpsuit). Morgan’s as loud and affable as ever, and discusses how a comedian can be “sexy” and still be “funny.” It’s a great clip, although I probably saw a little more of Morgan’s bare stomach than I would ever have needed to.
This clip shows the sort-of variety show aspect that Eddie Murphy: One Night Only will feature. In the clip Stevie Wonder and Eddie Murphy sing “Higher Ground” together. Additionally, the night is expected to feature more music, short films, more stand-up, and even a few sketch comedy bits. Finally, Adam Sandler, Jamie Foxx, Tyler Perry, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Chris Rock, Nick Nolte, Samuel L. Jackson, Arsenio Hall, Brett Ratner, Charlie Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Martin Lawrence are all set to make appearances in the special.
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only will air Wednesday, November 14 at 10 p.m. ET.
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