Idea for Beaucoup Dollars
1. Become show producer.
2. Convince Eddie Murphy to do a night of standup.
I'm watching "Eddie Murphy: Raw" on BET right now. Obviously, it's censored.
And you know what? It's still absolutely hilarious. Timeless.
"I went to a white disco and, y'all can't dance." And the next five minutes is priceless. Especially the Italian/Rocky riff.
Now,"Eddie Murphy" and "Delirious," they're also classics. But they're also around the time where making fun of gay people and AIDS was "funny"- hey, I'm not condoning it, I'm just making a point.
But back to my original point: how much money do you think Eddie Murphy could pull in for a one-night only night of standup?
And not that Dr. Doolittle shit. Not the Klumps. Not Daddy Day Care. Not "My girl wants to party all the time, party all the time, part-y all the tiiiiiime...."
We're talking Eddie shampooing Murphy. Axel Foley stuff. The Michael Jackson/Bill Cosby imitations. Lots of shampoo words.
Richard Pryor set the bar. Chris Rock has carried the torch. Dave Chappelle has taken it to a separate level (then he jumped the shampoo off). Martin Lawrence and Chris Tucker have even made a splash.
But none of them are Eddie.
A hour and a half/hour and three-quarters of Eddie Murphy standup? You might not be able to sit through it. And it better not be on a weeknight, because your face might hurt too much to go to work the next day.
Just a thought.