WATCH: Netflix Makes Eddie Murphy’s Comeback Official with Release of DOLEMITE IS MY NAME Trailer

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Eddie Murphy is making his comeback in a big way! From an episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, to the return of Prince Akeem in the Coming to America sequel, to rumors of a Netflix special… we didn’t even see this one coming… but I sure am glad we found it.

Murphy takes the lead in the Netflix flick, DOLEMITE IS MY NAME, as comedian and ’70s blaxploitation star Rudy Ray Moore who is best known for co-writing and starring as the pimp in the 1975 film Dolemite, based on the character he developed onstage.

WARNING: This is real deal classic Eddie Murphy which (thankfully) means it’s NSFW. 

Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.