Eddie Murphy: Delirious
release year: 1983
genre: live comedy concert
viewing setting: home DVD, 11/19/16 and 4/14/07 (and previously home laserdisc 3/19/00, 12/27/97, 4/7/97)
synopsis: This is a live comedy concert from 1983, in the golden days of crude comedy.
impressions: They don't make 'em like this anymore. Nobody could ever get away with this brand of comedy, and at the risk of being politically incorrect, that's a shame. The last time I checked, this country granted us freedom of speech, and in 1983 a young comedian named Eddie Murphy used that freedom to generate some of the funniest adult material ever performed. Simply put, if you're not offended by this sort of thing, you'll find it to be hilarious. Murphy insults pretty much every group, not discriminating based on sex, race, religion, or anything else. He pokes R-rated fun at celebrities, white people, his family, and many others. As I always do when I watch this, I laughed non-stop.
acting: This is a one-man show, and Eddie's in top form - especially his impersonations of celebrities and white people in general.
final word: Outstanding raunchy comedy from decades past.
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