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Eddie Murphy Brings Out Bill Cosby Impression While Accepting the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Eddie Murphy Brings Out Bill Cosby Impression While Accepting the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Originally posted 10/19/2015 10:50AM

Eddie Murphy's had a change of heart.

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Tracy Morgan Honors Eddie Murphy: 'He Was the First One to Make Me Laugh' After Coma

Tracy Morgan Honors Eddie Murphy: 'He Was the First One to Make Me Laugh' After Coma

Originally posted 10/19/2015 10:45AM

Tracy Morgan knows the power of laughter, and it's something he credits his "comedic hero" Eddie Murphy with bringing back into his life.

"When I first came out of my coma, I spoke to Eddie on the phone, and he was the first one to make me laugh – and that's why I love you," Morgan said in a touching moment during Sunday's taping of the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor ceremony honoring Murphy.

"He's the reason why I'm in comedy, he's the reason why I have a job, he's the reason why I have a career," said Morgan, who walked on stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., to a standing ovation led by his friend and inspiration.

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See Saturday Night Live Star Jay Pharoah's Hilarious Response to Meeting Eddie Murphy

Originally posted 09/28/2015 01:05PM

Saturday Night Live's 40th-anniversary special was a star-studded extravaganza that reunited four decades of the show's best and brightest. But one alumni encounter was the clear highlight for current SNL cast member Jay Pharaoh.

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Alfonso Ribeiro Explains How Courteney Cox and Eddie Murphy Inspired the 'Carlton Dance' on Fresh Prince

Alfonso Ribeiro Explains How Courteney Cox and Eddie Murphy Inspired the 'Carlton Dance' on Fresh Prince

Originally posted 08/19/2015 10:10PM

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is a sitcom classic that gave a lot to pop culture, but ask fans what they remember most about the Will Smith series and they'll probably say the Carlton Dance: Alfonso Ribeiro showing off his awesomely awkward moves to Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual."

Writing for Variety, Ribeiro recalls his days on Fresh Prince and explains how the dance came about.

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Happy Father's Day! Watch This Hilarious Throwback Clip of Eddie Murphy in 2003's Daddy Day Care

Originally posted 06/21/2015 02:05PM

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! We know it isn't always easy, and it's an often under-appreciated role.

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Eddie Murphy to Be Awarded Top Humor Prize

Eddie Murphy to Be Awarded Top Humor Prize at the Kennedy Center

Originally posted 04/09/2015 05:00PM

He's come a long way from Saturday Night Live.

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Bill Cosby Announces that His Career Is 'Far From Finished'

Bill Cosby Announces that His Career Is 'Far From Finished'

Originally posted 02/26/2015 05:25PM

Bill Cosby says his career is not finished.

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Bill Cosby Is 'Appreciative' of Eddie Murphy for Not Impersonating Him on SNL

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Bill Cosby Is 'Appreciative' of Eddie Murphy for Not Impersonating Him on Saturday Night Live

Originally posted 02/19/2015 02:10PM

Eddie Murphy's highly anticipated return to Saturday Night Live for the show's 40th anniversary was lacking one vital component: a performance.

So what happened?

Former SNL cast member Norm Macdonald revealed on Twitter Wednesday that it was his job to convince Murphy, 53, to impersonate Bill Cosby in the "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch.

But Macdonald, 51, was not successful. And Cosby, 77, is grateful.

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Why Eddie Murphy Didn't Perform on the SNL Reunion

Originally posted 02/19/2015 05:30AM

To hear – or read – Norm Macdonald tell it, "Eddie Murphy knows what will work on SNL better than any one."

And yet Macdonald couldn't convince Murphy to participate in the "Celebrity Jeopardy" skit during Sunday's mammoth Saturday Night Live reunion special on NBC.

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