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Eddie Murphy

Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and singer.

Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

In films, Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs., the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, The Nutty Professor, and Dolemite Is My Name. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls.

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Eddie Murphy calls out David Spade for making ‘racist’ joke on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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the New York Times that the two comedians had a falling out after Spade, 59, made a joke about Murphy on “Saturday Night Live” that Murphy felt was “racist.”In 1995, Spade did a sketch called “Hollywood Minute” where he showed a picture of Murphy, whose horror movie “Vampire in Brooklyn” bombed at the box office, and said: “Look, children, it’s a falling star.

Make a wish.”In the NYT interview released Saturday, Murphy admitted he was taken aback by Spade’s comment at the time.“It was like: ‘Yo, it’s in-house!

I’m one of the family, and you’re f–king with me like that?’ It hurt my feelings like that,” he said.“This is ‘Saturday Night Live.’ I’m the biggest thing that ever came off that show,” Murphy continued. “The show would have been off the air if I didn’t go back on the show, and now you got somebody from the cast making a crack about my career?

And I know that he can’t just say that. A joke has to go through these channels. So the producers thought it was OK to say that.

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