Eddie Murphy Decoded: Road to the Riches & the Oscars

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STAND-UP COMEDY 

Murphy may be known for his blockbuster films these days, but the perennial funnyman earned his chops the old-fashioned way on the stand-up comedy circuit. While numbers for his 1983 special Eddie Murphy Delirious were tough to dig up, Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) earned more than $50 million at the box office. More recently, Murphy has expressed plans to return to the stand-up stage, but there have been no official announcements just yet.

STAND-UP COMEDY

Murphy may be known for his blockbuster films these days, but the perennial…

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