After all of his years of hard work on stage and in movies, Eddie Murphey is getting his due with an award. Not just any award, but one celebrating what he started off doing.

Comedy legend Eddie Murphy will be honored as the recipient of the inaugural "Comedy Icon Award" at 'The Comedy Awards,' the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy. The distinguished award will be presented annually to a modern icon, an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to comedy and whose impact and innovations have changed the landscape and inspired future generations of entertainers. Murphy will be honored for his work in stand-up, sketch, film and television, among other numerous pioneering achievements. "Eddie Murphy's impact in the world of comedy is immeasurable," said MTV Networks Entertainment Group exec Casey Patterson. "From the characters he created on 'SNL,' to his groundbreaking stand-up performances and unforgettable film roles, Murphy changed the game forever and we're honored that he will be joining us for the first-ever Comedy Awards."

via Eddie Murphy To Receive Comedy Icon Award - Entertainment Newswire | Black Voices.

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I am really excited about the possiblity of Eddie coming  back to the stage where it all began!