Eddie Murphy is making a comeback, courtesy of Netflix. Even though he hasn’t done standup in years, the streaming giant is reportedly plunking down $70 million dollars for a series of comedy specials.
While Netflix wouldn’t confirm the financials, it wouldn’t be far-fetched 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 two. Meanwhile, Amy Schumer reportedly got more than $11 million bucks for her last showcase.
“I’m gonna do it again. It’s just, you know, everything has to be right,” Murphy told Jerry Seinfeld on the current season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” He added, “The only way I can get, like, an act is I gotta go to the clubs and work out.”