Entertainment Weekly -Eddie Murphy really loves kicking back on his sofa — it’s one reason he’s made just two films in the past eight years. “I was tired,” says Murphy, who consistently churned out blockbusters in the ’80s and ’90s. But in 2015, the 58-year-old stand-up icon was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and knowing that a slew of contemporaries would be honoring him at the ceremony, he sat down and wrote new material for the first time since stepping back from the comedy scene.

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