"Nobody Laughed": Eddie Murphy Reveals What His First And Only Audition Ever Was For

The comedian was tasked with making someone laugh, and it didn’t go over as easy as he though it would.
Eddie Murphy has only had one audition is his career, and that audition also happened to be his first.

“I had been doing stand-up. I started doing stand-up when I was 15, so I got like three years before I get that audition. The first audition is literally a guy sitting in a room by himself, and he just says, ‘Make me laugh,'” Murphy said. “Well, that would be daunting to most people, but because I had been doing stand-up I had 15 to 20 minutes of an act. I was used to going up late at night at the Comic Strip. When you’re a young comic you don’t get good spots, so you’re going up in front of five or six people anyway.”

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