Over the years, we've seen the surprisingly reserved Eddie Murphy
go from legendary stand-up comic to compelling dramatic actor. Though his appearances on The Oprah Show
have been tame compared to his stage acts, Eddie's passion for comedy has always been evident.
"I think stand-up comedy is the purest art form that there is," he told Oprah in 1997. "It's so cut-and-dry. It's just you and the audience, and it's either you're funny or you suck."