Eddie Murphy was joined by comedy stars including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Kathy Griffin, and was honoured together with the US’s top humor prize on Sunday.
“He is the reason I am in humor. He is the reason I ‘ve work. He is the reason I ‘ve a vocation,” Morgan said.
Morgan said Murphy was the primary man to call him about the telephone and get him laugh following the injury he’d in 2014 that killed James McNair, a fellow passenger.
Coming to America star Murphy said it was a “fantastic honour,” but requested the organisers to rename the prize.
“Normally when there is a prize, there is cash.”