Eddie Murphy In Talks with Netflix for a $70 Million Stand-Up Comedy Special
Eddie Murphy is in talks to team up with Netflix for a very lucrative stand-up comedy special.
Sources connected to Murphy tell TMZ … the comedian has been locked in talks with the streaming giant for an undisclosed number of comedy specials. We’re told negotiations are hovering right around $70 MILLION for the deal … though we’ve been unable to firmly confirm the exact figure.
$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.
Murphy hung up the comedy mic years ago, and people have been clamoring for a comeback. So, given his track record — which is incredible — $70 mil seems in the ballpark.
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 is a legend — but is he a $70 million for one special in 2019 legend? Is this why Netflix keeps raising our rates? Where was any this money for Mo’Nique?