Over the years there have been more than 140 cast members on “Saturday Night Live,” but few have ever become as famous as Eddie Murphy.
“It’s been more than 30 years since Eddie Murphy has appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ but the comedian confirmed his return to Studio 8H for the show’s 40th anniversary special,” reports NBC News.
The story continues, “Murphy broke the news in a phone interview with [TV One’s] ‘News One Now.’ ‘It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it,’ Murphy said, explaining his three-decade absence. ‘They’re having a 40th anniversary. … I’m going to that. And that will be the first time I’ve been back since I left.’ ”
Murphy left “SNL” in February, 1984, and only returned once, to guest host that December.
“SNL’s” 40th Anniversary show will air live on Sunday, Feb. 15th, during primetime, at 8 p.m. ET.