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Eddie Murphy plans to return to stand up comedy by going out on tour in 2020 after hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time in 35 years.

Murphy, 58, announced he will return to host Saturday Night Live on December 21, 2019. The long-running sketch comedy TV series helped launch his career in the 1980s.

According to Deadline.com, Murphy is rumored to be in talks with Netflix to film his stand up comedy for a series of standup specials.

Murphy's full length stand-up comedy films, Delirious (1983) and Raw (1987) documented his sold out arena tours in the 1980s.

After releasing Delirious to theaters, Murphy went on to star in hit movies including Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Coming to America (1988), Harlem Nights (1989), as well as voicing the donkey in the highly lucrative Shrek animation films.

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In the midst of his huge success as America's highest paid comedian, Murphy paused to father 5 children with his now ex-wife, Nicole Murphy.

Murphy was recently in Atlanta working on the Coming To America sequel with Arsenio Hall and SNL vet Leslie Jones.

  • EasyBreezy

    Cannot wait for SNL's new season! So much material..... and of course, Eddie as the host.

  • SaltineCrackers

    ?? Sandra and these shady a$$ pictures lol

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile especially that first one...

  • MoneyMillz1914

    That top photo tho. Yooo

  • Alextra Ballard

    Eddie been around for a minit.....therefore I know he has a stock pile of photos....why this one??

  • KcoolMuziq
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I wish Eddie the best !

  • Gloria

    Looking forward to all his upcoming projects

  • Coy little wink

    Is that a woman's shirt ? that's a lot of collarbone

  • https://disqus.com/home/discussion/freakkboxshawty/freakkbox_on_strikingly B A B Y ?

    that see thru sweater came out the women section

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Chile... letting those nipples breathe https://media1.giphy.com/media/uI1G7oGM1c5Ec/giphy.gif

  • Starburst

    What type of material is going to do in this politically correct world?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Lmaooooo ??? y’all got my hollering my coworker just said what is wrong with you over there! Y’all gone get me in TROUBLE fr fr I wasn’t dam ready soon as I saw that shirt I didn’t even read the post I came straight here and basaaaaby I wasn’t ready

  • stav

    You beat me to it!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Sandra Marie ROSE! You know full well wth you were doing with this picture ?

  • hottlanta

    Dayum sandy. London throwing a lot of shade. U went deep in the vault for that picture.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    See, I had to scroll back up, got a good laugh! Thanks!

  • Alextra Ballard

    ?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Good for him.

    I'm in the minority. Nicole Murphy is not pretty to me. She has a nice body and shes light skin with nice hair, but she is not attractive IMHO.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Jus when the spot light was dimming off Nicole thotness, here comes Sandra Mae with the petty pic ??? anywho i love me some eddie Murphy..i can honestly say i love all his movies from golden child, to the nutty professor movies all way down to my girl Raspushia n Norbit lol eddie is a true legend!

  • Starburst

    No, I feel the same that she is not an attractive woman. Light skin or not, nice hair or not she is not attractive.

  • Pamela

    That' purple vest though???

  • KarmaBackAround

    She has a strong boy face like Omari Hardwick wife

  • KarmaBackAround

    ???? a mess

  • Starburst

    Yeah, that's it.

  • Facts and Receipts

    Wait he really is wearing that sweater blouse? Like its real?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Eddie is 58....in spite of that first pix he still looks goodT....him Zaddy material

  • Facts and Receipts

    Nic got a hustle hard face.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I’m happy to see Eddie working again! When I see candids or him talking to reporters about his upcoming projects, you can see his joy! He has such enormous talent, I’m never gonna get over Norbit, The Klumps and Harlem Nights scenes, I recite them often! “Please don’t trim that fat!”

  • Alextra Ballard

    ???

  • Renee26

    Good for him... Hopefully he's stil 80's 90's funny on stage. Bring the rounchiness Eddie!

  • Facts and Receipts

    Delirious <<< a whole ass classic. Used to sneak and watch it soon as my parents left to go out lol. And had to write down the number we started it at, so we could rewind it back to the correct point. GOOD TIMES

  • Renee26

    Norbit is one of my all time favs

  • KarmaBackAround

    Its definitely made for tittayys

  • Renee26

    Maybe that's Eddie's type... Boy looking (tranny-like)

  • Facts and Receipts

    Well I wanna see Robyn nips. Dont nobody want Eddie man nips but Johnny Gill.

  • KarmaBackAround

    I LOVE that damn movie lol its hilarious start to finish!

  • AphroKween

    Boomerang Eddie was Zaddy to me.

  • Renee26

    Giggles

  • Starburst

    I hope he does I'm just worried that he'll get blackballed from Hollywood if he does gay jokes, fat jokes (Aunt Bunny), political jokes or race jokes.

  • Renee26

    He's been working, does a lot of kids movies now

  • Renee26

    Ewwww ?

  • Renee26

    Everybody else still does them

  • AphroKween

    He was handsome.

  • Facts and Receipts

    A goonie goo goo

  • Renee26

    He was but his character was a jerk so it was a turn off... Now in the Golden Child I was crushing

  • Starburst

    Lol! Funny!

  • Facts and Receipts

    Everyone drop their fave Eddie flicks:

    Harlem Nights.
    Boomerang.
    Honorable Mention: Trading Places

  • Starburst

    True. They tried it with Dave Chappelle with MJ accusers.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I loved? Harlem Nights.....that seen between Quick and Vera fightin in the alley is classic....I can recite the entire scene

  • stav

    Trading places
    Coming to America
    Boomerang
    Mulan
    Shrek

  • AphroKween

    Coming to America
    Boomerang
    Harlem Nights
    The Klumps
    Norbit
    Trading Places
    Beverly Hill Cops

  • Facts and Receipts

    Holy CRAP I forgot about Shrek. Even without his physical likeness Donkey is a fave.

  • stav

    That's right!

  • Facts and Receipts

    Im so scared they gonna mess Coming to America up with this sequel I aint eem list it lmaooo.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    He did Donkey's voice the same as the dragon side kick in Mulan.

  • stav

    They will..hope not, but I won't hold my breath.

  • Facts and Receipts

    Yep. Lil Moshu the Chinese dragon lol. They DO sound alike. NEVER noticed it much.

  • AphroKween

    Lets hope they don't mess it up.

  • stav

    Still will be cool to see them all together again.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Don’t even mention Delirious... I had tew take a lil swallow...I still remember him walk’n byke and fourth across the stage in that red leather outfit

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yes he was....he’s aging,but he still looks good with his lil rat teefes

  • CookieMobster

    Dear Eddie,
    That scoop neck sweater is a hard no for me unless you are trying to fuel those ghey rumors again.
    Beat Regards - Cookie

  • Alextra Ballard

    Beverly Hills Cop 1&2,Metro,Harlem Nights

  • Rhyme and Reason

    See, I didn’t know that beyond Shrek!

  • Vegas1989

    Harlem Nights
    Coming To America
    Norbit
    All the Shrek movies....

  • Facts and Receipts

    Detective Axel Foley a real person STILL in my mind

  • Vegas1989

    Mine too. I can watch that all day and act it out....Especially Buster....LOL

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    Im ready. Love eddie hes funny af

  • Bree

    Eddie is legendary! Love him.

  • Coy little wink

    Boomerang (made me want to work in Corporate and dress to kill)
    Coming to America
    Harlem Nights (the fashions ?)

    I didn't really like Norbit though it was too much

  • Reina1718

    Well damn! I just posted on kevins post saying they about to shut the door on him & open it back up for Eddie!

  • Ladyshopper

    Lol, NO for me too...

  • Kanyade

    Trading Places
    Coming to America
    LIFE

  • KarmaBackAround

    ??????

  • Wreckognize Game

    I went to see Norbit because a coworker asked me to go. I didn’t last long because the 1st time Rasputia came on and the Caucasian behind me said “Look at her lips” and was ROTFLing I threw up the ??before I was ready to throw these hands. ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    Channeling the legendary Paul Mooney with androgyny

  • Coy little wink

    Whew...i bet!

  • tia

    I'm here for it!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No,no,no.
    Let Paul get his beauty rest before he commits suicide.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Did Eddie borrow that sweater from his latest baby mama?

  • Wreckognize Game

    I love Paul. I just hope he did not really prey on Lil Richard

  • Alextra Ballard

    Smh at that sweater being off the shoulders

  • SpiceGirl
  • interestingconcept1

    I LOVE Norbit!! "Its a mad house!!! A madddd house"! Lol! Okay Eddie and that top- yes top, he is wearing ? is quite an odd choice.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well considering how much trash he likes to talk his silence on the matter is well 'interesting'.

  • Karen Brady

    Only one. BOOMERANG. Okay and then Coming to America.

  • Wreckognize Game

    He is not all there. They were moving him around the stage like a chess piece when I saw him last year.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Boomerang
    Coming to America
    Trading Places
    BH Cop 1&2
    Harlem Nights
    Life
    Dreamgirls

  • Maxx

    NORBIT IS MY FAVORITE ALL TIME COMEDY! Rasputia!!

  • Maxx

    Yes that top & that pose got all kinds of flava to it....hmmmm

  • Maxx

    #1 Norbit
    #2 Coming to America
    #3 Trading Places
    #4 Shrek
    #5 Daddy DayCare
    #6 And all of his stand ups!
    All in that order.....Eddie keeps us laughing so I cannot wait!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    With 10 kids...you need to be workin alll the time! https://media1.giphy.com/media/l1J9ODTGkF996dNzG/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • abby500

    Eddie... do you have yoga pants on and a pumpkin spice latte on the side table? U look like a white girl.

  • Sassypants

    Watch his interview on Riding in Cars with Comedians on Netflix. He's funny. Always been funny, wanted to be a matinee idol and turned his back on the standup.

  • Sassypants

    Why does it feel like photoshop to me?

  • interestingconcept1

    Mine too!!!??

  • interestingconcept1

    Yesss two snaps and around the world flava!?

  • Renee26

    Thanks for the referral, I will check it out

  • Maxx

    No I think they are going to take it to a whole 'nother level & I have faith it will be bomb AF! Trust me it is going to be soooo damn good

  • Renee26

    Dat fool even asked what Rhianna did to get that beat down... Zero filter

  • abby500

    Right! Not that cute

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Monique needs to take note because this is how professionals work.
    Even though Netflix offered him $70 million for a comedy special Eddie isn't just going to slap something together, but he knows he's been out of the comedy game for a minute and he's will to basically start at the bottom so he can do the best job possible and not just grab the money.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    All of them are grown except the two with the good white woman and Mel B's daughter.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I thought I was the only one who noticed.
    That sweater is kinda zesty.

  • Soon2BWife

    Eddie was writing, producing, and starring in movies that portrayed us in a very beautiful and multidimensional light. Even Beverly Hills Cop portrayed him as real black man a man's man. No wigs, no drugs, no singing, no shucking or jivin or thugin, ect. I don't think Hollywood liked that. That stuff came out about him being with that lady boy, which I always believed was a set up, and he was relegated to kids movies which were ok but softned him, then the Klumps, then Dreamgirls where he was a druggy and singer, lol then Norbit. I am a fan but why the drastic change in the types of films he was making? Something happened.

    I am so excited about CTA II and I hope it is not watered down or loses it's integrity.

  • Truth ???

    This gif right here just tickled my funny bone ???????

  • Truth ???

    I know somebody who looks and acts JUST LIKE HER in real life.

  • Truth ???
  • T Willis

    It was around the time he divorced Nicole. Maybe they should reunite lol

  • Coy little wink

    Forgot about Dreamgirls!!

  • T Willis

    You see how much love they showing Dave’s latest standup special? And Dave really went there ? checking off every *protected* group

  • T Willis

    I hope he goes the Dave route and just says f*ck it lol ?

  • Let them eat cake

    Good luck Eddie. In this sensitive climate we're in today you won't be able to make a joke without being drug on social media smh.

  • sjames

    Jimmy got soul. Jimmy got soul. JIMMY GOT JIMMY GOT JIMMY GOT SOOOOOUUUUULLLLLLL

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Grown kids ask for bigger loans [promising to pay it back].

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Hmmm I got to thinking ? Is this one of @Sandrarose photo shop tricks ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But he is not legally bound to support them as he does his minor children.

  • sweetae99

    Eddie has women shoulders???

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Few parents who have raised their child in a lavish lifestyle pull the plug unless the child is a druggie or totally disrespectful. Good kids can usually get what they want as long as they kiss up. Celebs love buying big money toys for their children. It's the way they show off.

    Affluenza.

  • Li-Wright

    He's doing this strictly for Netflix, and NF is throwing around millions $$$ to anybody and everybody.

  • Navybeans95

    Yesss ...and a very feminine top on...smh

  • Navybeans95

    all this femininity in men is such a turnoff...

  • Soon2BWife

    It is bed time for you. Go on now! ?????????

  • Soon2BWife

    Uh yeah then maybe Hollywood wives could feel safe again. ?

  • Soon2BWife

    He was so good in it too.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I hope sew....I can’t imagine Eddie wearing some shidt like that

  • Alextra Ballard

    ????

  • Overpower Radio

    This post makes me wanna watch 'Trading Places'.

  • Lena Justin

    Hope he comes back blazing like Dave Chappelle did, not sugar coating or apologizing. Just get back to real comedy.

  • Logan Roberts

    ?Eddie is a legend. I'm not feeling that Forever 21 sweater blouse tho.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    The goat

  • Calikush

    What’s up with that gay azz sweater he got on?? It’s ugly. https://media1.giphy.com/media/fctw0nhK7cp6o/giphy.gif

  • mzwhang90210

    "Eddieeeeeeeee.....you treat me like animalllllllllll" <~~~~~ will NEVER get old!!!

  • mzwhang90210
  • Jersey Girl

    Facts??

  • Jersey Girl

    Raw????

  • Jersey Girl

    ?

  • Jersey Girl

    He looked so good in it too!

  • Judi Jupiter

    It was the dukes, it was the dukes...lmao... I love this movie...

  • Judi Jupiter

    I think two of nicole's are still teens as well.

  • Judi Jupiter

    He said he changed to kids movies because he had younger kids and wanted to make stuff they could watch.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Please EDDIE don't wear those of off the shoulder "shirts" anymore. Now is not the time especially with your past!

  • SmartAtheist

    I saw murphy on that Seinfeld show recently, comedians in cars getting coffee. Eddie said that the one thing he regrets is that he stopped doing stand up after he started a family. He told Seinfeld that he misses doing stand up and was working on getting back into it. He said that he hadn't done it on so long that he was feeling like he had lost his stand up chops but he knew he could get them back once he started working on it again. I'm sure he can because when Eddie was in top form he could just walk out on stage and just stand there and not say a word and the whole crowd would start cracking up hysterically, he was that good.

  • E Ethel Ballys

    Another bisexual man.