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When they were talking about Eddie Murphy not being as funny or edgy anymore they made it seem like that was some kind of a surprise. How can Eddie do anywhere near the material he once did? When Eddie was producing that stuff back in the early 80s he was still fresh into the world and his background and growing up in Roosevelt was still recent. Eddie has long passed that point. He probably is in touch with so few people he grew up with just like Howard. His view of reality has to be completely different.

Nobody could relate to Eddie's situation more than Howard, yet Howard doesn't seem to sympathize with Eddie. I find it interesting. Did anyone else read into it like this?
 

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Finding hypocrisy within the Howard Stern Show is the easiest game in town.

Exactly. And I love that. I also don't blame Howard or Eddie at all for being different now versus 20 years ago. At the level they are at they have to be far pickier for their own sake who they associate themselves with. They have to beware of users and those who may put them in bad situations. Having an irresponsible friend could cost their careers. Hopefully that makes sense.
 

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Howard used to half-joke that his bad ways were what cost him movie roles, but I think the reason that Howard is no longer the Howard of the mid 90's is a very complex mish-mosh of mental make up and therapy maturation clashing with boredom and self loathing.
 

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I was surprised he gave Jay Leno props in there . I knew he used to like his stand up but I didn't think he'd even bother to mention that now.
 

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I totally see Howard's point on this and it has nothing to do with Eddie's point of view on life.

Eddie put out two of the funniest stand up movies EVER in Delirious and Raw. 90 minutes each of some of the funniest adult stand up ever. Go back and watch them today and you will still laugh througout each movie. On top of that he is in some real 80's classic like 48 Hours and Beverly Hills Cop. then, aside from the sequels both of those movies spawned, he went straight into Children's films.??????? What? Dirty adult stand up to kiddie movies is a bit weird and to have NOT come out with another stand up movie or act is a little strange, I think.

I mean, I know Carlin did a kids show too but he kept doing HBO Comedy Specials.
 

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I totally see Howard's point on this and it has nothing to do with Eddie's point of view on life.

Eddie put out two of the funniest stand up movies EVER in Delirious and Raw. 90 minutes each of some of the funniest adult stand up ever. Go back and watch them today and you will still laugh througout each movie. On top of that he is in some real 80's classic like 48 Hours and Beverly Hills Cop. then, aside from the sequels both of those movies spawned, he went straight into Children's films.??????? What? Dirty adult stand up to kiddie movies is a bit weird and to have NOT come out with another stand up movie or act is a little strange, I think.

I mean, I know Carlin did a kids show too but he kept doing HBO Comedy Specials.

Everything besides the stand up, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, and their sequels has sucked big time. The Klumps, Dr. Doolittle, Daddy Day Camp, and on and on SUCK!
 

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The Klumps, Dr. Doolittle, Daddy Day Camp, and on and on SUCK!

 

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When they were talking about Eddie Murphy not being as funny or edgy anymore they made it seem like that was some kind of a surprise. How can Eddie do anywhere near the material he once did? When Eddie was producing that stuff back in the early 80s he was still fresh into the world and his background and growing up in Roosevelt was still recent. Eddie has long passed that point. He probably is in touch with so few people he grew up with just like Howard. His view of reality has to be completely different.

Nobody could relate to Eddie's situation more than Howard, yet Howard doesn't seem to sympathize with Eddie. I find it interesting. Did anyone else read into it like this?

but then you have comedians like jamie foxx, who is also an a-lister, who are writing and performing new stand up material right now even.
 

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but then you have comedians like jamie foxx, who is also an a-lister, who are writing and performing new stand up material right now even.

I've heard Jamie Foxx a few times before but what is most of his material based upon? It seems like Eddies was based a lot on just growing up in a rough neighborhood. Eddie couldn't really have credibility talking about that now.

I always thought a lot of the Wayans brothers were kinda hypocritical like this too. Not the older ones who really had it rough growing up, but the ones who really grew up after they had a lot of success. They grew up on near Mulholland Drive in LA either in a gated community or something. Who are they to make jokes about living in the Ghetto for example. I still find them funny though. Little Man has to be one of my favorites (just love goofy movies like that).
 

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I've heard Jamie Foxx a few times before but what is most of his material based upon? It seems like Eddies was based a lot on just growing up in a rough neighborhood. Eddie couldn't really have credibility talking about that now.

I always thought a lot of the Wayans brothers were kinda hypocritical like this too. Not the older ones who really had it rough growing up, but the ones who really grew up after they had a lot of success. They grew up on near Mulholland Drive in LA either in a gated community or something. Who are they to make jokes about living in the Ghetto for example. I still find them funny though. Little Man has to be one of my favorites (just love goofy movies like that).

the youngest wayan brother is marlon. he's like 35 or somethin. I believe they (shawn and marlon wayans) grew up in New york city actually.
 

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the youngest wayan brother is marlon. he's like 35 or somethin. I believe they (shawn and marlon wayans) grew up in New york city actually.

They did. Obviously a big difference between the reality Keenan grew up with and Marlon. But again it's been more than 25 years since "I'm gonna git you sucka." Maybe I'm just picky on this. On a separate note I was in a class in LA with the 2nd Gen Wayan brother that is in that Dance Flick movie. It was a Japanese class and the teacher would call out "wayan son" to him.