Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Tyler Perry and Keenen Ivory Wayans join Samuel L. Jackson, Arsenio Hall, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Brett Ratner and more for the
EDDIE MURPHY ALL-STAR COMEDY SPECIAL from the Saban Theatre In Los Angeles
Premieres Wednesday, November 14 on Spike TV, 10 pm Eastern/Pacific
Comedy fans are in store for an evening filled with some of Hollywood’s biggest comedic superstars appearing and performing at Spike TV’s “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only,” the first-ever televised tribute to the comedy legend. Taped November 3rd at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles, the special airs Wednesday, November 14, 10 pm Eastern/Pacific time zones.
The special will include short films, musical performances, sketch comedy and culminate in an appearance by Murphy.
“Thirty years ago, Eddie Murphy came on to the comedy scene and changed the game forever,” states Casey Patterson, Executive Vice President, Event Production, Talent Development & Studio Relations – Viacom Entertainment Group. “We’re thrilled to be honoring him for the very first time, ‘One Night Only’.” “Eddie Murphy is the standard for comedic excellence” said Vernon Lynch, Murphy’s brother and Executive Producer.
“Eddie Murphy: One Night Only” will pay homage to Murphy’s journey from a 15-year-old aspiring comedian, to the record-breaking “Raw,” which remains the highest grossing stand-up film of all time, to his indelible characters and impressions from “Saturday Night Live” including Buckwheat, Gumby, Mr. Robinson and James Brown.
The special marks 30 years since the release of the groundbreaking stand-up concert film “Delirious,” and the classic film “48 Hrs.,” which featured the breakout performances that made him one of the biggest superstars in the world.
Video clips from the special