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Watch Eddie Murphy Pay Tribute to Little Richard with Debut of Outrageous New Character ‘Murray ‘Murray’

Watch Eddie Murphy Pay Tribute to Little Richard with Debut of Outrageous New Character ‘Murray ‘Murray’

Watch Eddie Murphy Pay Tribute to Little Richard with Debut of Outrageous New Character 'Murray 'Murray'
Source: NBC

“I didn’t kill Berry Gordy’s cat. I had Berry Gordy’s cat killed.”

Eddie Murphy unveiled a new character in a sketch that may have already earned its own film deal.

As the surprise headliner of NBC’s Feeding America Comedy Festival on Sunday, Murphy capped the star-studded fundraising event (hosted by Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, and Kenan Thompson,) with a trailer for a film titled Soul Soul Soul: The Murray Murray Story, centering on the extraordinary life of a fake-but-all-too-real soul legend with uncommon confidence and impossible credentials (“I coined the phrase ‘I have a dream,’ before Martin Luther King. That was actually going to be the name of my album.”)

READ: Eddie Murphy Reveals Why He Wasn’t Fired from Saturday Night Live in The ’80s

The sketch, which paid tribute to the late Little Richard, teased a once rumored concept for a  Netflix mockumentary that was never developed. Last year, Murphy delivered on his arrangement with the steamer, starring in the critically-acclaimed comedy, Dolemite is My Name. He also announced a return to stand-up in a forthcoming special, his first in more than 30 years. A date for the special has yet to be revealed.

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Watch the full special via NBC. Head to the 1:21:00 mark to jump straight to Murphy’s brilliant closer.

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