Eddie Murphy is planning a return to stand-up comedy

"I'm going to do it again. Everything just has to be right."

Eddie Murphy has said he’s considering a return to stand-up comedy, after years away from live performances.

The comedy icon revealed he was plotting his return in a new clip from Netflix’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – which sees him hanging out with Jerry Seinfeld.

“You know that you not doing stand-up drives people crazy. You know that, right?” Seinfeld tells Murphy in a new clip.


Teasing his return to stand-up, Murphy explains: “I’m going to do it again. Everything just has to be right. You have to get up there and start working out.”

While Murphy hasn’t performed a full stand-up set in years, he’s widely considered to be one of the greatest to ever do it. His 1987 live movie, Eddie Murphy: Raw, remains the #1 stand-up film of all time at the box office, after making $50.5 million.

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in 'Coming To America'
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in ‘Coming To America’

His next big project will be the anticipated Coming To America sequel.

The 1988 comedy film saw Murphy play Prince Akeem, a prince from the fictional country Zamunda who visits the US to find a woman he can marry. Also starring the likes of Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones, Coming To America was a huge hit at the box office – grossing $288 million (£224 million) worldwide.


After news of a sequel first broke back in April 2017, it was confirmed earlier this year that Murphy will reprise his role as Akeem for the as-yet-untitled sequel. Akeem will travel back to the US in the upcoming movie to meet his long-lost son, where he intends to inform him that he is heir to the throne in Zamunda.

Production will begin later this year.