Eddie Murphy Reveals His Plans For When The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Over

Eddie Murphy is almost 60 and he has been very busy the past couple few years. He starred in 2019's Dolemite Is My Name, which kicked-off a comeback for the beloved actor and comedian. Murphy received multiple award nominations and raves from critics for his work in the film. Murphy wowed fans when he hosted Saturday Night Live in December 2019, which won the legendary star his first Emmy Award for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series." Murphy's turn at hosting SNL was his first appearance on the show since 1984, back when he was part of the show's cast. After his work in Dolemite and his hosting gig on SNL, fans remembered why they loved Murphy and his career has been non-stop ever since. 

After SNL, Murphy cut his teeth in the stand-up world. In 1984, Murphy's recording of Delirious won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album. A few years later, he made a comedy concert movie, Raw, which still holds the record as "the highest-grossing stand-up comedy concert film" of all time, according to CNBC. Murphy quit doing comedy because he was offered so many film roles, and by the early 1990's he became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. He went on to earn a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for his role in 2006's Dreamgirls

Despite his huge and varied success, there was one thing Murphy still wanted to do, but then the pandemic happened. Here's what he said.

Eddie Murphy wants to return to his roots

Eddie Murphy reveals his plans for when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, and we are here for it! In an interview on Kevin Hart's SiriusXM's podcast Comedy Gold Minds, the actor and comedian said he wants to go back to performing stand-up comedy. Murphy said he'd planned to return to stand-up comedy in 2020, but like everyone else, the coronavirus shifted everything. Murphy told Hart, "My plan was to do Dolemite, Saturday Night Live, Coming 2 America, and then do stand up," Murphy told Hart (via Daily Mail). And then the pandemic hit, and it shut the whole s**t down."

However, the plan isn't canceled, but rather on hold. "When the pandemic is over and it's safe for everybody to go out and do it, then the plan is to do it," he told Hart.

The Coming to America star began doing stand-up routines when he was still in high school, and Murphy rose to national fame when he joined the Saturday Night Live cast when he was just 19. When Murphy joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1980, the show was going through its first low period. Murphy's breakout performances brought the comedy show back to life again, and Murphy's SNL characters are still comedy gold. Once it's safe again, we cannot wait to see Murphy take the stage and give us a little taste of Buckwheat.