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Before Eddie Murphy became a big movie star, he was a stand-up giant. Largely considered one of the most successful comedians of all time, Murphy released his first comedy album in 1982, followed it up with the Delirious comedy special in 1983, and then a theatrically released stand-up concert from Madison Square Garden called Eddie Murphy: Raw in 1987, which grossed $50 million. Now, after a long absence from the stand-up special scene, it sounds like Murphy is lining up a big comeback.
A new report says the comedian is currently negotiating a massive deal for an undisclosed number of comedy specials at Netflix that would earn him a roughly $70 million deal (though that number could fluctuate when all is said and done). It would be the first time Eddie Murphy has done a stand-up special in about 32 years. Find out more below.
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It should be noted that TMZ was the first to report on Eddie Murphy returning to stand-up comedy, so you might want to take this with a grain of salt. But that gossip garbage bin admittedly has some solid sources when it comes to stuff like this, so it doesn’t feel like it’s out of the realm of possibility. That’s especially true when you consider Eddie Murphy’s recent appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Here’s a clip where Jerry Seinfeld chastises Eddie Murphy for not doing stand-up anymore:
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Could this be a tease for Netflix’s eventual deal with Eddie Murphy? It certainly...
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