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Eddie Murphy will return to ‘SNL’ for the first time in 30 years

Yes, Eddie Murphy has a new reggae single.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Jan 30, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 3:55 pm CDT

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, and there have been quite a few rumors about which not-ready-for-primetime players of the past might return to help celebrate. 

One big name was just confirmed: Eddie Murphy. 

Murphy was on SNL from 1981 to 1984, and helped shaped some of the show’s most memorable and iconic sketches. He told NewsOne Now’s Roland Martin on Wednesday that he’ll be part of the three-hour SNL anniversary special on Feb. 15. He said he’d planned on returning in the past, but the timing never worked out. 

Murphy also teased his new reggae song, “Oh Jah Jah.” 

Let us never forget some of his best sketches:

H/T Hypable | Photo via David Shankbone/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jan 30, 2015, 1:20 pm CST