Eddie Murphy Says He’s Doing A Standup Tour

The comedian said he’s launching a stand-up comedy tour in 2020.

Murphy didn’t provide details of the tour, but joked that he was ready to get off the couch. He said the timing was right, given the buzz for his new film “Dolemite Is My Name,” in which he plays real-life ’70s blaxploitation star and comic Rudy Ray Moore. The Netflix film premieres at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

“I wanted to have a movie that was really, really funny,” he said.

Murphy, 58, is guest-hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Dec. 21 in his first full appearance on the show since 1984, when he was a cast member. The comic is also set to appear in a “Coming To America” sequel.