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Lonely Pioneer

Stand-Up Comedy’s Dark Legacy

When jokes aren’t ‘just jokes’ anymore

Photo by israel palacio on Unsplash

In 1987, Eddie Murphy took the stage at the Felt Forum in Madison Square Garden and delivered the set for Eddie Murphy Raw.

Murphy was fresh off the success of Beverly Hills Cop II (Scott, 1987), and with a resume that included blockbusterhits like 48 Hours (Hill, 1982) and Trading Places (Landis, 1983) as well as the…

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Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Writer and musician based in London, UK.