Eddie Murphy Reveals He’s Spent The Last Three Years Recording New Stand-Up Material

Eddie Murphy is promising comedy fans a big comeback.

In a new interview with The New York Times, the comic says new material has been his focus for the past three years.

“I now have a whole lifetime of experiences to draw upon,” Murphy explained. “There was a time when I was at the centre of everything, what I was doing, and how funny I was and how popular.”

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He added, “I’m not at the centre. Now my kids are and everything revolves around them.”

The new tell-all interview comes after Murphy reportedly signed a $70 million contract to produce new stand-up comedy specials for Netflix.

Murphy’s first collab with Netflix, and his first film since 2016 (“Mr. Church”), comes this fall with “Dolemite Is My Name” as Rudy Ray Moore.

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The flick, which is already generating Oscar buzz follows Murphy as real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter-ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

“Dolemite Is My Name” debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, but will open in select theatres Oct. 4 before launching on Netflix on Oct. 25.

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