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Eddie Murphy: Delirious Review

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Eddie Murphy in stand-up before all the prosthetic flesh happened.

★★★★★

For a generation of naughty schoolboys, this was the video to have; no parent-free gathering or playground conversation was complete without repeating some of Eddie’s profanity-strewn, impression-laden genius.

The homophobic opening gambit and an alarmingly ignorant bit on AIDS are jaw-dropping, but there’s no denying Murphy’s supreme on-stage talent — when he’s on more timeless material (ice cream, cookouts, shoe-throwing mothers), few in the world were ever as funny as this.

It's easy to forget how funny Murphy's stand-up really was. Despite being a little dated in subject, this still slays.

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