If anything is clear at this point, it is that 2020 was a strange year for a lot of people, including celebrities and people working in the entertainment industry (and many other industries as well).
For example, during the start of the lockdowns, it was reported that NBCUniversal had to close about 35 of their productions due to COVID-19 restrictions. At the time, governments didn’t know what they were dealing with, so they chose to lock things up.
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Needless to say, many people, especially those of us who have been less affected, have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, as well as negatively. It even affected Eddie Murphy, who had big plans to return to stand-up comedy.
Supporters of the legendary comedian know that Eddie Murphy had full intentions of returning to comedy as a stand-up, in fact, he and Arsenio Hall also have a new movie called Coming 2 America, the sequel to the original that was a huge hit for both actors.
During his performance on Kevin Hart’s SiriusXM Radio show, Comedy Gold Minds, Eddie shared with the host that he had plans to finish the 2019 film, Dolemite is My Name, SNL,Coming 2 America, and then he would come back to comedy.
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In other words, the comedian turned actor had a major change in his plans, like many others in the entertainment industry. With regard to being SNL performance last year, Murphy appeared on the show in December 2020, which was the first time he’d been on since the late 1980s.
Eddie went on to say he had plans to go back to the comedy clubs when things return to normal, but for now his plan is to just wait. As fans of the legendary comic know, Murphy became a big star with the specials in the 1980s Raw, delirious, before he finally became a big star in the Hollywood scene.
However, he had a string of films that were not appreciated by critics or audiences, which some have speculated is why he stepped out of the company for a while.