Eddie Murphy’s comedy comeback is coming full circle. The veteran comedian will return to his old stomping grounds at Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center to host Saturday Night Live’s Christmas episode on December 21st.
Murphy was a regular cast member on SNL from 1980 to 1984. He previously hosted SNL’s Christmas episode in 1982 after the original host, Nick Nolte, fell ill, making Murphy the only cast member to host while still a series regular. In 2015, Murphy made a surprise cameo as part of SNL’s 40th anniversary special.
SN’s 45th season will kick off on September 28th with an episode hosted by Woody Harrelson and featuring Billie Eilish as the musical guest. The following week (October 5th) will feature Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Taylor Swift, followed on October 12th by Stranger Things star David Harbour and pop singer Camila Cabello. Kristen Stewart is confirmed to host the show’s November 2nd episode.
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