Eddie Murphy’s got so many damn mouths to feed it’s no wonder he’s thinking about coming out of semi-retirement and treading the boards once again as a stand-up comedian. Eddie appeared in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with his friend Jerry Seinfeld and revealed that he’s planning on getting back to stand-up soon. I guess doing indie films like 2016’s perplexing Mr. Church (his last theatrical release, seen by upwards of 12 people) only earned him enough money to send all his eleventy million kids to a decent State school.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eddie’s turning the dial back to Hitz Of The 80s for some guaranteed Ivy League money. In addition to his two upcoming projects, Coming To America 2: Zamunda or Bust, and Beverly Hills Cop 4: Axl Breaks A Hip, it looks like Eddie might also be planning something along the lines of Delirious 2: Can I Still Say The “F” Word?
It’s been years since Eddie Murphy performed a stand-up set, but, as he tells host Jerry Seinfeld in an exclusive clip from Netflix’s upcoming 11th season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he may stage a comeback soon.
“I’m going to do it again. Everything just has to be right,” Murphy says. “You have to get up there and start working out.”
For Murphy, coming back to the comedy scene means working the clubs again.
Sounds like a lot of work. Does Eddie still have the hustle? In the clip he tells Jerry he should buy the Comic Strip, presumably meaning the legendary New York City comedy club where Eddie worked out some of his material for Delirious back in 1983.
“You should buy the Comic Strip, and I’ll come and work out there,” Murphy suggests.
“If you want to do that, I’ll do it. I’ll call it Jerry Seinfeld’s Comic Strip,” Seinfeld responds.
Watch out Eddie. If you headline at Jerry Seinfeld’s Comic Strip, Jerry’s automatically going to get half of the door. He wants HALF EDDIEEEEEEE.
Seriously though, if Eddie comes back to stand-up, Netflix is going to throw so much money at him (TMZ claims they’re going to throw $70 million at him for an undisclosed number of specials), he’ll be able to send all his kids, grandkids, great grandkids, and great-great grandkids to a fine Ivy league institution like USC.