Eddie Murphy is itching to get back on stage to perform stand-up comedy, and word is Netflix is knocking on his door.
The streaming service is ready to give Eddie Murphy the comedy mic for a whopping $70 million. Read on for more about Eddie Murphy Netflix in talks..
CelebNMusic247.com is hearing that sources connected to Eddie Murphy, say that the comedian has been locked in talks with the streaming giant for an undisclosed number of comedy specials.
In fact, we’re told Eddie Murphy is in negotiations with Netflix and right now they are hovering right around $70 MILLION for the deal. Though we’ve been unable to firmly confirm the exact figure.
If the $70 million figure is accurate, then that means he has surpassed fellow top dog comedians Dave Chappelle who scored $60 mil for 3 stand-up specials on Netflix back in 2017, and Chris Rock who got $40 million for 2 specials the year before.
$70 mil sounds astronomical, but come on man, it’s Eddie Freaking Murphy!
When it comes to icon comedians of our time, Eddie Murphy is right up there with all the greats like Richard Pryor, Jerry Seinfeld, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Bill Cosby (despite his recent headlines), Bernie Mac, Redd Foxx, Steve Martin, Joan Rivers, Don Rickles, Ellen DeGeneres, Robin Williams and more…
Eddie was very open about his desire to return to stand-up during his conversation with Jerry Seinfeld on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” He said if it’s gonna happen, he’s gotta get his groove back, although there are certain things that just come naturally … especially for him.
Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld are heading to Netflix on JULY 19th.