The title is just too catchy.
The name “The Comedian” isn’t even funny.
It’s a moniker.
This week, the name of a comedy icon is getting a name change.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times announced that former ESPN personality and current ESPN host Eddie Murphy would be joining the network as its new host of the “The Eddie Murphy Show.”
Murphy, who was a late-night host for ESPN, will be the second comedian on the network’s “The College” as it moves into the evening hours.
As previously announced, comedian and former ESPN host Seth Meyers will host the evening show.
Murphy’s arrival marks a dramatic shift for ESPN in its late-afternoon shift to a late night, early morning schedule.
ESPN previously used Murphy’s name to launch the “College,” a daytime show that has gone on to become one of the most-watched hours on the cable network.
In the fall of 2014, Murphy was forced to resign after ESPN pulled its ads after he appeared in a video that mocked Black Lives Matter protesters.
He also appeared on the “Saturday Night Live” sketch comedy series.
While ESPN and Murphy were both known for their strong black female voices, they were also known for having a strong female fan base.
“It’s an honor to join the ‘The College’ with @EddieMurphy,” Meyers tweeted on Monday.
“I’ve seen and heard the best of him, and he’s my favorite person.
#CollegeCatchup”In addition to Meyers, the network has also announced that comedian and longtime ESPN anchor, Joe Rogan, will host “The Late Show” in its evening hours from Sept. 21-23.
Last year, Rogan said that he was looking forward to working with Murphy.
“Eddy Murphy is a true comic and a true gentleman, and I can’t wait to have him on the show,” Rogan tweeted.
Comedian and former “College” host Eddie Murray also joined the “Late Show” as a guest.