Eddie Murphy Makes His Return To SNL After 35 Years!
Saturday Night Live has just announced their host line up for the next couple of months. One of which includes comedic legend Eddie Murphy, who will be hosting for the first time in 35 years. This is the 45th season of the late night sketch comedy show. Murphy will be hosting the December 21st show.
This comes after Murphy’s and S.N.L crew feud back in 1990 when new cast member David Spade made jokes about the comic and his film flops at the time. Prior to the feud the “Nutty Professor” star was a SNL favorite for a couple of years before he decided to leave. Since then, he has only made one brief appearance in 2015.
In a Rolling Stone Interview, Murphy explained the reasoning behind his sudden decision to leave the cast. “What really irritated me about it at the time was thatit was a career shot. It was like ‘Hey, come on man, it’s one thing for you guys to do a joke about a movie of mine, but my career?’ Im one of you guys.” Since then, the two have buried the hatchet and made amends. Later, Murphy went on to do several films, appearances etc.
The S.N.L lineup has a flock of other celebrities that will be joining the fun as well. Some of which include David Harbour, Taylor Swift, Woody Harrelson who will host the shows season opener Sept. 28th and joined by pop singer Billie Eilish.
There was no mention on what the cast will look like for this coming season. As long as they continue to bring the funny, I’ll be sure to tune in. Saturday Night Live airs Saturday Nights at 11:30 Eastern/8:30 Pacific.