Eddie Murphy Raw

Eddie Murphy Raw

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Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) is an American stand-up comedy film directed by Robert Townsend and starring Eddie Murphy. It was Murphy's second feature stand-up video, following Eddie Murphy Delirious. The 90 minute show was filmed in New York City's Felt Forum, a venue in the Madison Square Garden complex.

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After the initial sketch and into the live show itself Murphy begins by saying how various people he referenced responded to their mention in the previous stand-up show by Eddie Murphy- Delirious. Mr T and Michael Jackson are mentioned, as well as the phone call he received from Bill Cosby, which he said that his son, Ennis, heard his profanity and requested that Murphy not say the word "fuck" on stage again, and began chastising him for his profane material. Murphy then went on to say that he called Richard Pryor, about what Cosby said, to which he responded angrily, calling him a "Jell-O-puddin' eatin' motherfucka", and that if his fans think its funny, then Cosby has no business telling him how to do his act. Murphy also talks about how Pryor was an inspiration to Murphy. Bolstered by Pryor's encouragement, Murphy stood up to Cosby in a profane manner, and as a result Murphy said that Cosby 'got raw', possibly the inspiration for the show's title.

Murphy makes jokes about relationships; notably of the practice that developed during the 80's of wives divorcing their husbands and taking 'half!', as well as about the faults of both men and women...
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