This is big news Saturday Night Live fans! After nearly a 30 year absence from the show that made him a star, Eddie Murphy is returning to Studio 8H on February 15th. Murphy revealed the news during a phone interview with News One that he’d be taking part in the show’s 40th Anniversary special airing on the 15th (and right after the 19 day marathon).
Why did it take Murphy so long to come back to SNL? He simply summed it up by saying it was simply timing, “it just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it.” While there are many, many iconic Murphy characters, we’re most sure that this one will not be discussed, even though it is a personal fav.
Damn, now I’m going to watch Murphy clips online for the next hour or so.