Eddie Murphy spent four seasons on Saturday Night Live before departing in 1984 to pursue his acting career and become one of the biggest comedy movie stars to ever do it… Now that everything is full circle, he’s coming back to where he started..
In a phone interview with NewsOne Now’s Roland Martin, Murphy confirmed that he will be appearing on next month’s special. Asked why he has never hosted the show over the last three decades, Murphy said, “It’s just timing. It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it.”
“They’re actually having a 40th anniversary I think in two weeks,” the actor added. “I’m going to that, and that’ll be the first time I’ve been back since I left.”
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