Eddie Murphy, Netflix nearing $70M deal for stand-up return: report
Multiple media sources are reporting Murphy is already in discussions with Netflix for an undetermined amount of specials.
Eddie Murphy just couldn’t stay away.
The funnyman is close to securing a heavy bag of cash for a series of comedy specials for Netflix, despite not publicly being on stage in decades, this according to TMZ.
The streaming giant is no stranger to throwing big bucks at talented comedians who draw large tour audiences and is reportedly dangling a check in front of Murphy’s face worth a staggering $70 million – which would place Murphy’s take right in line with comedy big wigs Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock.
Comedian Eddie Murphy and fiancee Paige Butcher welcomed a baby boy in December 2018. The actor's 10th child. (Getty)
Chappelle raked in $20 million for each of his three award-winning comedic specials while Rock took home $40 million for his two-show outing. Meanwhile, Amy Schumer was granted the figure she asked for from Netflix – receiving more than $11 million, according to Variety.
In April, Netflix debuted the standup comedy special "Irresponsible" from famed actor and comedian Kevin Hart, who finished 2018 as the second-highest-paid comedian in the world behind Jerry Seinfeld.