Wednesday 28 December 2005

Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) - ickleReview (DVD)

Movie of stand-up gig in New York, 1987. Hilarious stuff, mainly about relations between (black) men and women. Murphy is brilliant at impressions of Mr T, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby; and does funny voices for foreigners, white men, Italian-Americans who have just watched Rocky and many more. His humour revolves mainly around these characters and his accompanying facial expressions.

This is a great set - better, I would argue, than anything I've seen by the late Richard Pryor, but nevertheless, heavily influenced by him.

Nugget: better than any of Murphy's films.

1 comment:

  1. i also thought this was a great movie. to me he is not as funny since he went commercial.