It’s been 36 years since Eddie Murphy broke comedy ground with his first stand-up film, Delirious, taped in Washington, D.C. in 1983.
Now the 58-year-old comedian says he’s ready to return to the stage. Murphy got candid in an interview for Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix talk series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
In a clip released Thursday, Seinfeld told Murphy fans want to see him back on stage.
“You know that you not doing stand-up drives people crazy. You know that, right?” Seinfeld asked the former Saturday Night Live regular.
Murphy said he’d heard it before, including from comedy great Don Rickles, before he died in 2017.
“The last time I saw Don Rickles, maybe a month or two before he passed away, he just went on and on, like ‘you have to do stand-up again,'” Murphy recalled.
The Beverly Hills Cop, Shrek, and Coming to America star promised Seinfeld it’s going to happen.
“I’m going to do it again. Everything has to be right. I have to get up there and start working out,” he said. “The only way get like an act is I have to go to the clubs and work it out.”
Murphy will appear on the season 11 premiere of the series. Other guests this season include Seth Rogen, Melissa Villaseñor, Ricky Gervais and Jamie Foxx.
The new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee begins streaming on July 19.