Eddie Murphy spoke about returning to the stage again during his appearance on Kevin Hart’s SiriusXM podcast Comedy Gold Minds with Kevin Hart, where he went to promote his film Coming 2 America.
The legendary actor revealed that he had a plan in mind that started with releasing Dolemite and concluded with him working out some new material in preparation for a new stand-up special.
“My plan was to do Dolemite, Saturday Night Live, Coming 2 America and then do stand-up. And then the pandemic hit, and it shut the whole shit down,” he explained. “Then I was going – the whole time last year I would have been out working on my act trying to get my shit right, and then the whole thing shut down.”
This comes a September 2019 interview with the New York Times, in which Murphy said that he wanted to return to SNL for the first time since 1984 because he saw it as a bookend to his career. “I’m kind of looking at this period as a bookend,” he said. “I hadn’t been back to SNL. Let’s fix that. Let’s do stand-up again. That way, when I finally just sit on the couch, then it’s good.”
Earlier, in July 2019, TMZ reported that Murphy was negotiating a deal with Netflix for an undisclosed number of stand-up specials. But the pandemic halted those plans to return to stand-up.
We can’t wait for his comedy!
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