Eddie Murphy Delirious

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Eddie Murphy Delirious
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UK video cover
Directed by Bruce Gowers
Produced by Eddie Murphy
Robert Wachs
Richard Tienken
Written by Eddie Murphy
Starring Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy Productions
Distributed by HBO
Release dates
  • 1983 (1983)
Running time
69 minutes
Language English

Delirious is a stand-up comedy television special starring Eddie Murphy. The 70-minute show, released in 1983, showcases his most racy material. It was recorded on August 17, 1983 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. It was a big success, also released as an album entitled "Eddie Murphy: Comedian", and was followed by the concert film Eddie Murphy Raw. The Bus Boys perform in the beginning of the concert and are referenced throughout by Murphy.


Unlike his acts on Saturday Night Live, this performance was very profane, with Murphy saying the word "fuck" a total of 230 times, and "shit" used 171 times.[1]

Another topic that Murphy addresses is the lure ice cream trucks have on children. Once the ice cream was bought, they would sing and dance mockingly in front of kids who could not afford it.[2]

Home video release[edit]

The special has been released in the UK and US on VHS and Laserdisc.

In February 2007, Delirious was released on Region 1 DVD, and March 2007, it was released on Region 2 DVD.

In June 2009, a 25th Anniversary Edition was released.

DVD features[edit]

  • Interactive Menu
  • Bonus Footage
    • Buckwheat request
      • In this bonus feature, someone in the audience requested Eddie's Buckwheat impression from Saturday Night Live.
    • "Cursing Through Can't Fight" skit
      • This bonus feature takes place seconds after one audience member yelled, "Shut up, bitch!" at a heckler. This led Murphy to topics such as cursing and fighting.
  • Interview with Eddie Murphy and Byron Allen.


  1. ^ Jeff Swindoll (June 2, 2009). "Eddie Murphy: Delirious - 25th Anniversary – DVD Review". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved July 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ Willa Paskin (September 8, 2011). "Nostalgia Fact-Check: How Do Eddie Murphy’s Delirious and Raw Hold Up?". Vulture. New York Magazine. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 

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