One of the most celebrated alums of the NBC sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” is headed back to the show. Variety reports that Eddie Murphy will return to the show during the holidays.
“Murphy shared his excitement for his first appearance on the show in 35 years during a conversation with former ‘Shrek’ co-star Antonio Banderas (‘Pain and Glory’) for ‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors,'” the publication reports.
Murphy jump-started his career with a stint as a regular on “SNL” from 1980-1984.
Variety quotes Murphy saying: “The show’s been on the air for over 40 years now, so it’s this American institution. They had this 40-year anniversary a few years back, so everybody that was ever on the show was there, and it was this really great night. I got this big wave of nostalgia and great feelings and seeing all these other actors that have been on the show. There was such a strong kinship with everybody, I felt like I was at my old high school. I decided, this Christmas, I’m going to go back and host the show. I hope it’s funny.”