Eddie Murphy dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live Friday for a wide-ranging conversation that included the comedian’s love of Good Times, his Bill Cosby impression and how he cries at the movies. During the interview, Kimmel also praised Murphy’s Mark Twain Prize acceptance speech, an appearance that had comedy fans salivating for the Raw star’s return to the stage. When asked whether he might dust off his famed stand-up skills for the first time in decades, an optimistic Murphy replied, “I might.”
“You got to go back to the clubs and work out, do all that stuff,” Murphy said of the not-so-easy regimen needed to do stand-up. “I haven’t done it in so long and I’m curious now – so much has changed – to what would even come out. I don’t even know what that would be like.”
Murphy then joked that another hindrance in his return to stand-up is the fact that he no longer owns any leather suits, his wardrobe of choice for his legendary stand-up performances. In an effort to coax the comedian out of stand-up retirement, Kimmel promises Murphy, “We can get you a leather suit.”
Also during the interview, Murphy talked about how he started doing stand-up at the age of 15.