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Shadow and Act

The Continuum of Black Stand-up Comedy, Pt. 1: Eddie Murphy’s 'Raw'

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • April 10, 2013 1:44 PM
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Kevin Hart may be one of the most popular Black stand-up comedians today but, at one time, a young, leather jumpsuit-clad Eddie Murphy dominated the stand-up scene. His acclaimed "Eddie Murphy Raw" (1987) captured the attention and laughter of critics and audiences alike, with Murphy drawing comparisons to a young Richard Pryor.