The actor teased a standup tour in 2020 during an interview on the Netflix podcast 'Present Company.'
In an episode of the Netflix podcast Present Company, hosted by Krista Smith, Murphy reflected on his performance career and mentioned that he's planning to embark on a tour. "Next year, I'm going to tour, do some standup," he said, before joking that it will be "back to the couch" after that — a reference to his infrequent film projects throughout the years.
Asked whether he has any nerves about going back on tour, Murphy said, "No.... when I think about doing standup, this is the perfect analogy — when you go to the pool, and the water is cold, freezing, and you go, 'Ah, the water's f—ing cold' before you jump in, that's how I feel with standup. It's that feeling of, ooh, it's going to be freezing when you first jump in. That's not nervous or scared, that's just, I know the water is cold."