Eddie Murphy’s Golden Globes Speech Nailed the Only Good Will Smith Joke

Eddie Murphy proved he is nonetheless one of many best comedians of all time on the Golden Globes when he made the night time’s finest reference to Will Smith.

Murphy obtained the Globes’ lifetime achievement honor, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, on the ceremony. During his earnest acceptance speech, he dropped an almighty reference to the infamous second eventually 12 months’s Oscars when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock dwell on stage.

Murphy had the room within the palm of his hand as he spent 45 seconds explaining the “definitive blueprint” for fulfillment within the leisure trade.

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Eddie Murphy has been praised for telling the perfect Will Smith joke of the night time on the 2023 Golden Globe Awards. He was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his excellent contributions to the world of leisure.
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“I’m talking to all the new, up-and-coming dreamers and artists in the room tonight. I want to let you know that there is a definitive blueprint that you can follow to achieve success, prosperity, longevity and peace of mind,” he mentioned.

The digital camera panned to Tyler James Williams, star of Everybody Hates Chris, who was considered one of many actors within the room hanging off Murphy’s each phrase.

Murphy continued: “I’ve followed it my whole career. It’s very simple.

“Just do these three issues: pay your taxes, thoughts your enterprise…” Murphy then raised his voice. “And maintain Will Smith’s spouse’s title out your f****** mouth.”

The celeb viewers broke into rapturous applause for Murphy’s mic drop second.

The gag was praised throughout social media too. Journalist Sylvia Obell described Murphy as “the only person to make a Will Smith joke that was actually funny.” Others mentioned Murphy has “still got it” at 61 years outdated whereas some known as him “the GOAT”—best of all time.

Actor and comic Lil Rel Howery tweeted: “Eddie Murphy will forever be the GOAT to me. Whatever project we do together is going to be legendary.”

After his acceptance speech, Murphy was requested in regards to the joke by Extra TV host Melvin Robert.

“I love Will, and I love Chris,” Murphy mentioned, however he admitted he did not suppose he’d hear from Smith afterwards.

He added that he expects Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel to handle the incident throughout this 12 months’s ceremony on March 12.

Murphy will quickly return to screens alongside Jonah Hill within the Netflix comedy You People. The trailer is on-line now and the movie is ready to be launched on January 27. He can also be slated to be showing in Beverly Hills Cops 4 and a sequel to the 1988
Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy Twins, known as Triplets.

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