Eddie Murphy can’t wait to make stand-up return

Eddie Murphy cant wait to make stand up return
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Eddie Murphy is eager to return to stand-up comedy once the coronavirus pandemic eases.

The 59-year-old actor is widely considered to be one of the best stand-ups of all time, and Eddie has told Kevin Hart that he can’t wait to return to touring, having released two stand-up specials – ‘Delirious’ and ‘Raw’ – back in the 1980s.

Kevin initially joked: “I don’t like talking to you about stand-up no more. I’m not falling for the f****** trap. I’m sick of you, I’m sick of your s*** … Every time we talk, he leaves me with a piece of information, and I feel like I got gold.”

But the Hollywood star – who has focused on his acting career in recent decades – is determined to make his long-awaited return once the pandemic allows him to tour.

He said on ‘Comedy Gold Minds with Kevin Hart’: “My plan was to do ‘Dolemite’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Coming 2 America’ and then do stand-up. And then the pandemic hit, and it shut the whole s*** down.

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Slide 1 of 11: Daniel Kaluuya turned 32 on February 24, 2021. The actor has had a few whirlwind years, from his breakout role in ‘Get Out,’ which earned him many nominations, to being a part of the box-office shattering ‘Black Panther. However, Daniel wasn’t just an overnight sensation, he’s worked hard to get to where he is, and there are many things from his early days that we don’t know about. So, on his big day, we reveal 10 facts about him...Slide 2 of 11: At the age of nine, Daniel wrote a play to prove his teacher wrong. As it turns out, he had talent from a young age. The play won a local competition and was performed at the Hampstead Theatre in London. In 2017, when Interview magazine asked Daniel what the play was about, he replied: “That play was based on ‘Kenan & Kel.’ I just liked their dynamic. I was obsessed by their dynamic, and it was just two guys that worked at McDonald’s or something. I can’t really remember it. I remember my whole year at school came out to watch it. It was quite an intense experience. I think it had an orange soda moment, but it was McDonald’s, so I made it Fanta or something.”Slide 3 of 11: Daniel was first introduced to acting at north London’s Anna Scher Theatre, an extracurricular performing arts school. His mother first signed him up to keep him out of trouble as he was a “very loud and boisterous child.” But this led to him eventually getting a place in an improvisation class. The ‘Get Out’ star told The Guardian in 2018: “You weren’t given lines, or a script at Anna Scher. You had to make it up. It was improvisation and it let out a lot of steam. I was terrified, at the beginning. But then it became a game, because everyone went up. It’s not like you were being judged. I think when even the teachers went up, a shift happened in me and I understood what acting was. I was like, ‘Oh, that’s quite cool – let me try to make it work.’”Slide 4 of 11: At 16, Daniel told his mother that he wanted to be an actor. This announcement really stressed her out, and she ended up taking him to Connexions. During a 2020 interview with the Independent, the actor recalled the experience, he said: “She was all stressed and that. It was basically youth advice. So we sat down with this woman in Connexions who told me, ‘Acting is not gonna work out’. Could you imagine if I listened to her?”

Daniel Kaluuya turned 32 on February 24, 2021.

“Then I was going – the whole time last year I would have been out working on my act trying to get my s*** right, and then the whole thing shut down. Hey, when the pandemic is over and it’s safe for everybody to go out and do it, then the plan is to do it.”

Meanwhile, Eddie recently insisted he’s “transcended” racism in the movie industry.

The actor has enjoyed an incredibly successful career in Hollywood and although he acknowledges that diversity remains an issue in the film business, it’s never stopped him from starring in a movie.

He explained: “In terms of my work and my career, race has never been an issue.

“I’ve been making movies for 40 years and never once could I not get a movie made because I was black. I transcended that stuff.

“But that’s not to say I walked out of heaven and into Hollywood. I’m a black man who was born in America; I’m African-American.

“Growing up in this country, there’s no way you’re not going to have to face some s***.”