Thursday, January 28, 2021

Jamie Foxx Wants Eddie Murphy to Join His Standup Comedy Tour [VIDEO]

*Jamie Foxx sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to promote his latest flick “Just Mercy,” and he also revealed that he’s ready to return to his stand-up roots. And Foxx would like to add Eddie Murphy to comedy tour plans.

“…I would. I would go on tour with Eddie, because I think it’s our time. You haven’t heard from him in a minute, and you haven’t heard from me and I got it,” Foxx said

He also shared what fans can expect from his upcoming tour.

“I want to take you on a little bit of an adventure…I’m gonna start at all of the places I started out at, meaning all the clubs like Faneuil Hall in Boston, all the clubs where I started, because I want it to be intimate.”

Scroll up and hear him tell it via the clip above. 

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Ahead of Murphy’s return to “Saturday Night Live,” last month, he hit up Ellen to dish about his return to the stand-up scene and possible Netflix special. 

“I’m gonna start kinda working [it] out in the beginning of the year and then when it’s ready, you know, I’ll try to give myself eight or nine months to get it ready,” he explained

Murphy said fans can expect to see him hitting the stage at a few smaller clubs this year when he tests new material. 

When DeGeneres credited him with taking stand-up to the arena level, he disagreed.

“That wasn’t me that started that,” he said. “It kinda grew into that over the years. Stand-up comedy, when we started, you know the biggest gig was opening for somebody or a sitcom or something but over the last 30 years stand-up turned into this big mainstream [thing]. It’s like as popular as becoming a singer.”

Murphy then noted how the “stand-up comedian” label doesn’t get the same reaction it did when he first started out.

“When we started it was like, if you were saying you were a comic, it was like being a juggler or a magician or something. Now it’s this mainstream thing,” he said.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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