Eddie Murphy Given Inaugural Comedy Icon Award
Eddie Murphy Honored by Comedy Awards as Icon
What better way to set off the first ever Comedy Award show than to salute Eddie Murphy as the inaugural recipient of the Comedy Icon Award?
The Comedy Awards show will be aired April 10th on multiple MTV Networks outlets, including Comedy Central, Spike, CMT, TV Land, Logo and Nick at Nite.
Murphy started doing stand-up comedy in New York City and got his break performing in some of the most memorable sketches in Saturday Night Live history.
He then got into films and his notoriously funny, one man-movies, Delirious and Raw became classics that still impact the hip-hop community.
"Eddie Murphy's impact in the world of comedy is immeasurable," Casey Patterson, an executive producer at MTV Networks Entertainment Group, said in a statement.
"From the characters he created on 'SNL,' to his groundbreaking stand-up performances and unforgettable film roles, Murphy changed the game forever.''
World famous hip-hop band, The Roots will be the house band for the evening and comedy stars such as Craig Robinson, Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig and Tracy Morgan will be presenting at the event.