Eddie Murphy Wants To Do Stand Up Comedy Once Pandemic Ends
Legendary comedian Eddie Murphy revealed that he plans to return to stand-up comedy after the pandemic ends.
According to CNN, the “Beverly Hills Cop” star appeared on Kevin Hart’s SiriusXM’s podcast “Comedy Gold Minds with Kevin Hart and said had it not been for Covid-19 restrictions, he would have already returned.
“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 sh*t down,” he explained.
“The whole time last year I would have been out working on my act, trying to get my sh*t right, and then the whole thing shut down.”
Adding, “when the pandemic is over and it’s safe for everybody to go out and do it, then the plan is to do it.”
The soon-to-be 60-year-old made a name for himself in the 1980s, notably with his Richard Pryor-inspired stand-ups.
His 1987 film “Raw” received a wide release and is still the top-grossing stand-up comedy movie of all time, with earnings of more than $50 billion.
Murphy made an appearance in the highly anticipated “Coming 2 America,” which is a sequel to his 1988 comedy classic “Coming to America.”