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Entertainers honor Eddie Murphy

  • Stevie Wonder, left, is joined by Eddie Murphy to sing Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Stevie Wonder, left, is joined by Eddie Murphy to sing Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy, left, is greeted by Jamie Foxx onstage at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Foxx and Murphy were cast members in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy, left, is greeted by Jamie Foxx onstage at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Foxx and Murphy were cast members in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy, left, is greeted by Jamie Foxx onstage at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Foxx and Murphy were cast members in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy, left, is greeted by Jamie Foxx onstage at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Foxx and Murphy were cast members in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy arrives with his date Paige Butcher at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy arrives with his date Paige Butcher at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy arrives with his date Paige Butcher at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy arrives with his date Paige Butcher at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Comedian Adam Sandler performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Comedian Adam Sandler performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Comedian Adam Sandler performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Comedian Adam Sandler performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Comedian Tracy Morgan performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Comedian Tracy Morgan performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Comedian Tracy Morgan performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Comedian Tracy Morgan performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy, left, is greeted onstage by actor/comedian Jamie Foxx at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Murphy and Foxx were cast members in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy, left, is greeted onstage by actor/comedian Jamie Foxx at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Murphy and Foxx were cast members in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy, left, is greeted onstage by actor/comedian Jamie Foxx at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Murphy and Foxx were cast members in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy, left, is greeted onstage by actor/comedian Jamie Foxx at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Murphy and Foxx were cast members in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Arsenio Hall poses at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Arsenio Hall poses at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Arsenio Hall poses at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Arsenio Hall poses at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy poses at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy poses at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy poses at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy poses at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy, second from left, arrives with his date Paige Butcher at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy, second from left, arrives with his date Paige Butcher at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy, second from left, arrives with his date Paige Butcher at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy, second from left, arrives with his date Paige Butcher at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy addresses the audience at the close of  "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy addresses the audience at the close of "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy addresses the audience at the close of  "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy addresses the audience at the close of "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy, right, takes the microphone from presenter Chris Rock at the close of "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy, right, takes the microphone from presenter Chris Rock at the close of "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy, right, takes the microphone from presenter Chris Rock at the close of "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy, right, takes the microphone from presenter Chris Rock at the close of "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Comedian Keenan Ivory Wayans performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Comedian Keenan Ivory Wayans performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Comedian Keenan Ivory Wayans performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Comedian Keenan Ivory Wayans performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Arsenio Hall performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Arsenio Hall performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Arsenio Hall performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Arsenio Hall performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Comedian Martin Lawrence performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Comedian Martin Lawrence performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Comedian Martin Lawrence performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Comedian Martin Lawrence performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Stevie Wonder, left, is joined by Eddie Murphy to sing Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Stevie Wonder, left, is joined by Eddie Murphy to sing Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Stevie Wonder, left, is joined by Eddie Murphy to sing Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Stevie Wonder, left, is joined by Eddie Murphy to sing Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy, bottom, and Stevie Wonder perform Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy, bottom, and Stevie Wonder perform Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Eddie Murphy, bottom, and Stevie Wonder perform Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Eddie Murphy, bottom, and Stevie Wonder perform Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Comedian Tracy Morgan performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Comedian Tracy Morgan performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Comedian Russell Brand performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Comedian Russell Brand performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Comedian Russell Brand performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Comedian Russell Brand performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Stevie Wonder, left, is joined by Eddie Murphy to sing Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

    Stevie Wonder, left, is joined by Eddie Murphy to sing Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

  • Stevie Wonder, left, is joined by Eddie Murphy to sing Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy, left, is greeted by Jamie Foxx onstage at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Foxx and Murphy were cast members in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy, left, is greeted by Jamie Foxx onstage at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Foxx and Murphy were cast members in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy arrives with his date Paige Butcher at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy arrives with his date Paige Butcher at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Comedian Adam Sandler performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Comedian Adam Sandler performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Comedian Tracy Morgan performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Comedian Tracy Morgan performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy, left, is greeted onstage by actor/comedian Jamie Foxx at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Murphy and Foxx were cast members in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy, left, is greeted onstage by actor/comedian Jamie Foxx at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Murphy and Foxx were cast members in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Arsenio Hall poses at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Arsenio Hall poses at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy poses at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy poses at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy, second from left, arrives with his date Paige Butcher at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy, second from left, arrives with his date Paige Butcher at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy addresses the audience at the close of  "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy addresses the audience at the close of  "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy, right, takes the microphone from presenter Chris Rock at the close of "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy, right, takes the microphone from presenter Chris Rock at the close of "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Comedian Keenan Ivory Wayans performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Comedian Keenan Ivory Wayans performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Arsenio Hall performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Arsenio Hall performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Comedian Martin Lawrence performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Comedian Martin Lawrence performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Stevie Wonder, left, is joined by Eddie Murphy to sing Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Stevie Wonder, left, is joined by Eddie Murphy to sing Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy, bottom, and Stevie Wonder perform Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Eddie Murphy, bottom, and Stevie Wonder perform Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Comedian Tracy Morgan performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Comedian Russell Brand performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Comedian Russell Brand performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)
  • Stevie Wonder, left, is joined by Eddie Murphy to sing Wonder's song "Higher Ground" onstage during "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)

Murphy joined the subject of one of his most classic impressions for a rousing rendition of Wonder’s 1973 hit “Higher Ground” during the taping of the Spike TV special “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only,” which is set to air Nov. 14. The Roots served as the house band.

Jamie Foxx, Tyler Perry, Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock and Keenan Ivory Wayans were also among those paying tribute to Murphy Saturday at the Saban Theater.

Accompanied by a pretty blonde, Murphy beamed throughout the two-hour program, saying he was touched by the tribute.

“I am a very, very bitter man,” he said with a beguiling smile. “I don’t get touched easily, and I am really touched.”

Morgan called Murphy “my comic hero” and came onstage wearing a replica of Murphy’s red leather suit from his standup show “Delirious.”

“He set the tone for the whole industry a long time ago,” Morgan said before taking the stage. “He inspired me in a fearless way.”

Sandler was still in high school when he first saw “Delirious,” which he described as “one of the most legendary standup specials of all time.”

“Everybody on the planet wanted to be Eddie,” he said. “He funnier than us. He’s cooler than any of us.”

Samuel L. Jackson said Murphy “changed the course of American film history” by giving Jackson his first speaking role on the big screen, in 1988’s “Coming to America.”

“If it weren’t for Eddie, we might not have all the wonderful films that I’ve made,” Jackson quipped.

“He is a true movie star,” Jackson continued, lauding Murphy’s performance in “48 Hours” and “Beverly Hills Cop.” “You became an inspiration for all young African-American actors.”

The program featured clips of Murphy’s standup shows, his film appearances in “Shrek” and “Nutty Professor” and his work on “Saturday Night Live.”

Murphy insisted before the tribute that he is retired from performing.

“I’m just a retired old song and dance man,” he said, adding that he only makes rare appearances these days. “That’s what you do when you’re retired: You come out every now and then and talk about the old days.”

The 51-year-old entertainer took the stage at the conclusion of the tribute to say he was moved by the honor.

“This is really a touching moving thing, and I really appreciate it,” he said. “You know what it’s like when you have something like this? You know when they sing happy birthday to you? It’s like that for, like, two hours... and I am Eddied out.”

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