Eddie Murphy is making a comeback, courtesy of Netflix. Even though he hasn’t done standup in years, the streaming giant is reportedly paying $70 million for a series of comedy specials.
While Netflix wouldn’t confirm the financials, it wouldn’t be something new for them to give Murphy that kind of money. Dave Chappellle reportedly got $60 million for three specials, and Chris Rock picked up $40 million for just two of his comedy shows. Meanwhile, Amy Schumer reportedly got more than $11 million for her last showcase.
Murphy toldJerry Seinfeld on the current season of 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' that he plans to do stand up again, but things just have to be right. He added, “The only way I can get, like, an act is I gotta go to the clubs, and work out.”