Eddie Murphy Returning to Stand-Up in Landmark $70M Netflix Deal?

Eddie Murphy Returning to Stand-Up in Landmark $70M Netflix Deal?
Eddie Murphy is one of the true pioneers of stand-up comedy, but it's something he hasn't done for a very long time. That could all change very soon though, as it's come to light that the 58-year-old legend is eyeing a return to the stage in a series of specials for Netflix. If this does indeed come to pass, it's not going to come cheap, as the streaming service is about to shell out an unprecedented amount of money to get Murphy telling jokes on stage again.

According to several reports, Eddie Murphy is negotiating with Netflix for an unnamed number of stand-up comedy specials that would see him earn a whopping $70 million. Netflix has handed out some huge paydays to comedians in the past, giving Dave Chappelle $20 million each for his specials, and handing out $40 million to Chris Rock for a two-show deal. Amy Schumer also negotiated an $11 million payday for her special.
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