Eddie Murphy says he plans to get back on stage and do stand-up.
The famed comedian made the admission in the newest season of fellow comic Jerry Seinfeld’s web series-turned-Netflix show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
The episode, which is currently available for streaming with the rest of the season 6 shows on Netflix, sees Murphy riding alongside Seinfeld in a Porsche Carrera GT — the same model car actor Paul Walker was a passenger in when the driver crashed and killed the two of them — as they chat about his career and their rise to fame in New York during the 1970s.
But what many are raving about is Murphy getting back on stage to hopefully deliver the same hilariously raunchy content that made his ’80s specials “Delirious” and “Raw” classics.
“Ima do it again. Everything just has to be right,” Murphy says after explaining that late comedian Don Rickles implored him to get back into stand-up. “You have to get up there and start working out. … The only way you can get an act is if I gotta go to the clubs and work out. Yeah, I’m gonna do that again.”
“You should buy the Comic Strip, and I’ll come and work out there,” Murphy tells Seinfeld, who says he’ll do it if Murphy wants it.
Adding to the hype is a report from TMZ that claims the former “Saturday Night Live” star and blockbuster comic actor is in talks with Netflix to do an undisclosed amount of comedy specials for the streaming giant. Sources informed the outlet that negotiations are at the $70 million mark, but the precise number remains unconfirmed.
Fans have been sharing how eager they are for a special to come to fruition online.
“I’m soooo here for it❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼❤️👏🏼❤️❤️👏🏼❤️”
“Please make this happen!”
The Hollywood Reporter said in 2016 that Rock scored a then-history-making $40 million for two comedy specials for the streaming service. The first, “Tambourine,” debuted last February and was Rock’s first stand-up special in a decade. Chappelle, on the other hand, has scored three specials with Netflix to the tune of a reported $60 million. His deal, which came after Rock’s, marked Chappelle’s return to the comedy special circuit after a 12-year hiatus. So far, Chappelle has released two specials: “Equanimity” and “The Bird Revelation.”