Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Tyler Perry, Jamie Foxx, Martin Lawrence and Arsenio Hall all used the word “genius” to celebrate 30 years of the red leather suit, “the laugh” and bananas in tailpipes in Beverly Hills on Saturday night.
A rowdy crowd of diehard Eddie Murphy fans – some of whom had won essay writing contests to gain entrance -- filled the Saban Theatre balcony above the cocktail tables full of top comic talent for Spike TV’s taping of a tribute special “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only.”
Right: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Paige Butcher, Chris Rock and Arsenio Hall guard the throne. “I met Eddie when he was 16. I was 19,...