Though that gigantic multi-million deal for a comedy special at Netflix has only been rumored, Eddie Murphy has made it official that he’s finally making his way back to stand-up next year.
That might mean he’ll be dropping in at spots around LA and NYC this year.
Murphy has been known to keep tabs on stand-up comedy throughout the years even though he hasn’t gone on stage to perform for so many years, save for his Mark Twain Prize acceptance in 2015. We were wondering when the itch to get back into it would finally get to Murphy, especially since people have begged for his return for so long.
What will be curious to see is Eddie come back into stand-up in 2019-2020 with a national election cycle in full swing and the idea of saying what you want in stand-up comedy being held to a higher standard than it once was.
Honestly, we have no idea what Murphy might do with this stand-up comeback as he has been gone so long, so we, like so many others, will probably be waiting at the edge of our seats for it.