Hollywood comedians to star in Eddie Murphy tribute

Eddie Murphy speaks onstage at The First Annual Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Eddie Murphy speaks onstage at The First Annual Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Some of Hollywood’s best-known comedians are coming together in Los Angeles this Saturday to pay tribute to comedic veteran Eddie Murphy.

Ebony reports stars Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Arsenio Hall and Tracy Morgan will perform on stage for the Spike TV special Eddie Murphy: One Night Only. Other guests include Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Samuel L. Jackson and Keenan Ivory Wayans. The Roots will be providing the music for the event.

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The tribute, which airs November 14, will mark 30 years since Murphy’s debut films, 48 Hrs and Delirious, were released. The performances will pay homage to the record-breaking concert film Raw and his time as a cast member on Saturday Night LiveMurphy is also well known for his roles in Beverly Hills CopComing to America and Dreamgirls.

“Thirty years ago, Eddie Murphy came on to the comedy scene and changed the game forever,” Casey Patterson, Executive Vice President of Event Production, Talen Development & Studio Relations at Viacom Entertainment Group, said in a statement.

“We’re thrilled to be honoring him for the very first time, ‘One Night Only.’”

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