Eddie Murphy’s long-awaited return to stand-up could also be nearer than ever earlier than. The pioneering entertainer is reportedly in negotiations with Netflix for a multi-million greenback deal that would produce a sequence of specials.
In keeping with TMZ, Murphy and the streaming large are in discussions a couple of $70 million contract for an undisclosed variety of stand-up specials. Whereas that price ticket could appear excessive, it’s not essentially shocking contemplating the Murphy’s stature within the comedian world and the worth Netflix has positioned on big-name comedy occasions. Dave Chapelle bagged $60 million for his three 2017 specials on the service, whereas Chris Rock banked $40 million in 2016 for 2.
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TMZ’s report comes on the heels of the previous Saturday Evening Stay star’s look on Jerry Seinfeld’s personal Netflix present, Comedians in Automobiles Getting Espresso. Launched at this time, the episode finds Murphy talking definitively about his stand-up comeback. “I’m going to do it once more,” he confirmed after reminiscing about how the late Don Rickles as soon as pestered him to return to the format. “The whole lot simply needs to be proper. You need to rise up there and begin working it out.”
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Stand-up comedy isn’t the one factor that Eddie Murphy is planning on revisiting. Subsequent 12 months, he’ll reprise his iconic position as Prince Akeem in a sequel to 1988’s basic Coming to America.