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These days Eddie Murphy is more famous for starring in truly appalling films like Doctor Doolittle and getting into scrapes with transsexual prostitutes than he is for his comedy, but back in the 1980s he was one of the most famous people on the planet, thanks in a large part to his amazingly successful stand-up shows like Raw and Delirious, both of which contained moments of pure unadulterated genius (as well as a painful smattering of homophobia and misogyny).

However the motor-mouthed comic is looking to get himself back on the stand-up circuit, presumably so he can be even more offensive and puerile than he was in the past. ‘In the last six months or so, I started getting an itch to do it again,’ said Murphy. ‘I started writing stuff. I was like, ‘I could do 15, 20 minutes right now’.’ Check out Raw below, and be prepared to wince.

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