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09/05/2019 09:02 EDT | Updated 09/05/2019 15:24 EDT

Eddie Murphy Says He's Doing A Stand-Up Tour

The comedian's long-awaited stage comeback will follow a "Saturday Night Live" gig as guest host and good buzz on the upcoming movie "Dolemite Is My Name."

Eddie Murphy is bringing the laughs again.

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

“Next year I’m gonna tour, do some standup,” he said recently on the Netflix podcast “Present Company.”

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 Toronto International Film Festival.

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

Deadline on Wednesday reported details of the interview, which was posted last month.

In July, TMZ reported that Murphy was also negotiating with Netflix to do a series of specials.

In his 1980s heyday, Murphy’s stand-up concert movie “Raw” earned more than $50 million on a reported $8 million budget.

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