Eddie Murphy Names The Most Naturally Funny Person Ever


Eddie Murphy, no slouch himself in the comedy department, was asked by Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday to name the most naturally funny person he ever met. (Watch the video below.)

"Redd Foxx," Murphy said.

"That's a great answer," the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host replied.

"Without even trying, just naturally funny," Murphy said. "Just everything that came out of his mouth was funny."

Foxx, the stand-up comic and "Sanford and Son" (1972-77) star who died in 1991, would likely be touched by the shoutout.

Murphy offered a macabre postscript to his praise: Foxx met his demise on the set of "The Royal Family," a sitcom Murphy was producing. The bawdy funnyman collapsed during a rehearsal of the CBS comedy and later died at the hospital, The New York Times reported in its obituary.

"He had a heart attack on the show," Murphy said. "That's how funny he was. They thought he was joking."

Kimmel noted the irony because part of Foxx's shtick as a grumpy junk dealer on "Sanford and Son" was to feign heart attacks.


  • Eddie Murphy Says These 3 Things Are A 'Blueprint' To Success, And, Sigh, It Involves The Slap

  • Opinion: What Congress Could Learn From An Obscure 30-Year-Old Eddie Murphy Movie

  • Eddie Murphy And Arsenio Hall Say They Were Forced To Hire A White Actor


More Related News

Jimmy Kimmel Spots The Surest Sign Trump Is In Full-Blown Panic Mode
Jimmy Kimmel Spots The Surest Sign Trump Is In Full-Blown Panic Mode

The late-night host said the ex-president is clearly getting nervous as a potential indictment approaches.

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Trump
Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Trump 'ALL-CAPS'ing' His Pants Over Pending Arrest

ABCIt's now three days past Tuesday-the day Donald Trump promised us he would be arrested-and yet the former president is still roaming free. But Jimmy...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


  • casinosite
    (2023-01-27 04:08:25Z)

    I saw your article well. You seem to enjoy casinosite for some reason. We can help you enjoy more fun. Welcome anytime :-)


Top News: Latin America