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Eddie Murphy will be honored with the “Comedy Icon Award” at the inaugural Comedy Awards to air on April 10th on Comedy Central and many other Viacom owned networks.

“Eddie Murphy’s impact in the world of comedy is immeasurable,” Casey Patterson, an executive producer at MTV Networks Entertainment Group, said in a released statement.

“From the characters he created on ‘SNL,’ to his groundbreaking stand-up performances and unforgettable film roles, Murphy changed the game forever.”

The show will air on Comedy Central, Nick At Nite, Spike, CMT, TV Land, and Logo. (Ed. Note – We fully anticipate the gay community being disappointed in Logo for airing the show in light of Murphy’s notoriously homophobic stand-up routines…)

The Roots will serve as the house band for the awards ceremony. Appearances from Craig Robinson, Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig and Tracy Morgan are expected.

Source: Hip Hop Wired

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