It seems another high profile comedian is getting a comedy stand-up special from Netflix.
This time, it could actually be funny.
TMZ reported that Eddie Murphy is in talks with Netflix to come back to the world of stand-up comedy. The deal for Murphy is hovering around $70M, which is of course huge.
$70 mil sounds astronomical — Neil Armstrong astronomical — but it’s actually in line with the top dogs in comedy. Dave Chappelle scored $60 mil for 3 stand-up specials on Netflix back in 2017, and Chris Rock got $40 million for 2 specials the year before.
I for one am excited, as the last few stand-up specials on Netflix have been underwhelming.
Bringing Murphy back, who hung up his comedy cleats a while ago, should bring some eyes. As his hiatus from comedy has been pretty long.
Dave Chappelle’s was great though.
I just hope there’s no limit on the content Murphy can use.Twitter got a hold of the news and had their thoughts.
Flip the page to see Twitter’s reaction to news that Eddie Murphy is getting a stand-up special.
PLUS some video from one of Murphy’s stand up shows in the 80s