Eddie Murphy roasts Bill Cosby, revives beloved characters as SNL host

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Eddie Murphy returned to the Saturday Night time Reside phase for the 1st time in 35 years, this time as host and to the sound of applause from the live audience.

The comic introduced back again lots of of the vintage figures he portrayed when he labored on the display at the age of 19.

“This is the previous episode of 2019 but if you are black this is the first episode because I remaining again in 1984,” Murphy joked in his opening monologue.

Murphy didn’t maintain back again, talking about his children and poking exciting at Monthly bill Cosby.

“If you experienced informed me 30 a long time in the past that I would be this dull continue to be-at-house dwelling dad and Monthly bill Cosby would be in jail, even I would have took that wager,” Murphy mentioned.

Impersonating Cosby, Murphy stated: ““Who is America’s dad now!”

Then the comedian was joined on phase by Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, and Dave Chapelle.

Rock joked about his time with SNL, telling a tale about what he was told when he was employed.

“You’re gonna be the upcoming Eddie Murphy, and then a yr afterwards he said, no your not,” Rock joked.

1 character that was brought back again to lifetime for the exhibit was Gumby, who crashed the ‘Weekend Update’ section of the demonstrate.

“I should have been in each damn sketch from the top rated,” Murphy as Gumby states.

“I help save this damn present from the gutter and this is the thanks that I get, shame on you,” Gumby claims.

Murphy also up-to-date some of his old sketches — Mister Robinson’s gentrified neighbourhood, Buckwheat on “masked Singer,” and Velvet Jones on “Black Jeopardy.”

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