• Eddie Murphy’s Mr. Church Oscar bid: Will end up urinating on stage if Academy waits too long

    Eddie Murphy is gunning for Oscar gold, accidentally. Critics are buzzing that the 35-year Hollywood veteran’s latest role in the drama Mr. Church, is his best shot at the gold since he was nominated for Dreamgirls in 2006. But Murphy says it’s kind of a happy coincidence. “I was literally not even thinking about movies at all, other than writing. I wrote a bunch of stuff, but I wasn’t reading anything,”

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    Bill Murray will receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    After four decades of delivering some of the most unforgettable and best-loved comedic performances, Bill Murray is receiving the Kennedy Center’s 19th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Murray, reaching an almost cult-like status in the world of comedy, has had a career heralded by critics and fans alike for his work in classics like Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack and Saturday Night Live. The honor is given to individuals who have made

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    Eddie Murphy to receive Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor

    Eddie Murphy will receive this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center announced. The annual prize is awarded for “a fearless observer of society, who startled many while delighting and informing many more with [an] uncompromising perspective on social injustice and personal folly” according to a release from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Eddie Murphy found a resurgence in media coverage following his

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    Eddie Murphy did NOT perform stand-up at the Comedy Store last night

    Despite, multiple reports implying he did Eddie Murphy did not make a return to stand-up comedy for the first time in over 25 years last night. Murphy didn’t perform at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on Thursday night– but that didn’t stop a flurry of excited Twitter users and Web sites to report it anyway. It all started when Arsenio Hall tweeted out the following: Yo @Eddiemurphy … just went on

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    Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special: Laughspin’s favorite moments

    Sunday night’s Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special was a huge success, delivering NBC a ratings smash with 23.1 million primetime viewers. Countless celebrities and Saturday Night Live alumni were invited to perform on the three-and-a-half hour telecast. Other celebrities attended the event just to sit in the studio audience. The special included replays of classic SNL moments, new material and reenactments of old sketches. We saw Dan Aykroyd and

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    Mike Epps, not Nick Cannon, cast as Richard Pryor: Oprah and Lee Daniels confirm

    Although it looked like Nick Cannon had snagged the role of iconic Richard Pryor in the upcominc biopic about the late, ground-breaking comedian, it seems veteran comedian Mike Epps has officially been cast. Both Oprah Winfrey and director Lee Daniels have confirmed Epps as the lead. Check out the tweets from Lee Daniels and Oprah Winfrey below. Get ready y'all- #MikeEpps as #RichardPryor pic.twitter.com/0sothu7yVB— lee daniels (@leedanielsent) August 24, 2014

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    Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop fourth installment goes down in 2016

    Eddie Murphy will return to the big screen in the long-awaited fourth installment of Beverly Hills Cop. Paramount announced that the follow-up to the 1980s crime comedy will hit theaters on March 25, 2016. Murphy will reprise his iconic role as Axel Foley, a smartass detective with street smarts and brilliant intuition. The quick-witted cop will return to Detroit to solve his newest caper. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles writers Josh

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    Listen to Eddie Murphy’s new reggae song with Snoop Lion

    Iconic comedian and one-time professional music dabbler is officially a musician– that is, if his new single “Red Light” is any indication. Featuring Snoop Lion, the song is a contemporary take on classic reggae supplemented with Snoop’s trademark easy-going vocals. The release of “Red Light” coincides with Murphy joining Twitter — you can follow him at @EddieMurhpy — and precedes the official video, set to be released Sept. 9 on

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    Watch Eddie Murphy’s new music video with Snoop Lion (Video)

    When Eddie Murphy isn’t constantly not returning to stand-up comedy – please, Eddie? – or hanging out with his totally-ripped Australian model girlfriend, it seems he’s making music—sometimes with Snoop Lion. The fine folks at The Humor Mill report that the iconic comedian is in the studio finishing up his latest music album; you may remember his previous attempts: “Party All The Time,” anyone? Well the first single, as it

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    Danny DeVito says ‘Twins’ sequel still happening, waiting for the right script

    You may remember — or perhaps you’ve made yourself forget — that there is a sequel to Twins in the works. It’s called Triplets and it reunites Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger from the original 1988 flick about a short fat guy who finds out as an adult he’s got a twin brother who is decidedly not short nor fat– also he has an Austrian accent, which I can’t remember

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    How Eddie Murphy discovered Chris Rock (Animated video)

    Hardcore comedy nerds already know the story of how Eddie Murphy basically discovered Chris Rock, while the young comedian was working at the Comic Strip on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. But this stellar animation from TWIRI Sports brings new life to the tale– and exposes those to may not have heard the story to a truly inspiring reality. Check it out! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast

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    ‘Book of Mormon’ star Josh Gad set to write for upcoming sequel to ‘Twins’

    I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Josh Gad, the ultra-talented writer, producer and actor (Broadway’s Book of Mormon, NBC’s upcoming 1600 Penn) has landed himself a new high-profile writing gig. The bad news is that said high-profile gig is writing the sequel to 1988’s Twins, which will feature Eddie Murphy playing Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s long lost third sibling. Exactly. According

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    Tracy Morgan on Eddie Murphy: He taught me I could be sexy and funny at the same time (Video)

    As Eddie Murphy is working on a television series based on his hugely popular Beverly Hills Cop movie franchise, some of the comedy world’s greats spent a night in Los Angeles to honor the man. Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Samuel L. Jackson, Arsenio Hall, Brett Ratner, Martin Lawrence and Jeffrey Katzenberg and Eddie’s brother, comedian Charlie Murphy gathered for Eddie Murphy: One Night Only, which will air on Spike TV

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    World famous Comic Strip gets the book treatment in ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’

    If you consider yourself a comedy nerd in any capacity, next time you visit New York City, you’ll need to drop by the legendary Comic Strip Live, which sits proudly on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It’s where a seemingly countless number of iconic comedians got their start: Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Dave Attell and Jerry Seinfeld are but a few names. The

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    Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and more will honor Eddie Murphy on Spike TV

    Although comedy fans have been trying to get Eddie Murphy back on the stand-up stage for years and frowning all the way, they can’t deny the indelible mark he’s left on the world of comedy. Because of that, Comedy Central honored Murphy with the Icon trophy at last year’s first annual Comedy Awards. And now another Viacom property – Spike TV – will dedicate an entire special to the legendary

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