He’s better known for playing an ass (heh) and donning fat suits, but back in the 1980s Murphy was the king of stand-up, with two top rated concert movies, Delirious and Raw, both of which had some pretty hardcore gay content in them.
“I’ve got some rules while I’m doing stand-up. Faggots aren’t allowed to look at my ass while I’m on stage. That’s why i keep moving while I’m up here, because you don’t know where the faggot section is.”
And now they got AIDS, that just kills motherfuckers. Kills people! It petrifies me ’cause girls be hanging out with [gays]. One night they could be in the club having fun with their gay friend, give them a little kiss. And go home with AIDS on their lips!
Some may say Murphy gets a pass, because it was a different time or that he was trying to address the fear and ignorance of the day. He even made a crude plea for acceptance in Delirious:
I fuck with everybody. I don’t mean anything by it. You can hang out with a gay person. Them guys don’t feel, you know, alienated… You can play tennis with a gay person. Really! Just after the game you say, ‘I’m gonna get a beer, what’s you gonna do?’ ‘I think I’m gonna suck some guy’s dick.’ ‘Well, I’ll see you later!'”
Murphy hasn’t been on the stand-up circuit in some years, and given his run-ins with tranny prostitutes and those pesky gay rumors, we doubt he’d resort to gay material if he did return to the stage.