Eddie Murphy plans to return to stand up comedy by going out on tour in 2020 after hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time in 35 years.
Murphy, 58, announced he will return to host Saturday Night Live on December 21, 2019. The long-running sketch comedy TV series helped launch his career in the 1980s.
According to Deadline.com, Murphy is rumored to be in talks with Netflix to film his stand up comedy for a series of standup specials.
Murphy's full length stand-up comedy films, Delirious (1983) and Raw (1987) documented his sold out arena tours in the 1980s.
After releasing Delirious to theaters, Murphy went on to star in hit movies including Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Coming to America (1988), Harlem Nights (1989), as well as voicing the donkey in the highly lucrative Shrek animation films.
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In the midst of his huge success as America's highest paid comedian, Murphy paused to father 5 children with his now ex-wife, Nicole Murphy.
Murphy was recently in Atlanta working on the Coming To America sequel with Arsenio Hall and SNL vet Leslie Jones.
Rapper Cardi B pulled a Beyonce by revealing her pregnancy on NBC's Saturday Night Live telecast on Saturday. The 25-year-old Bronx native wore a white Bride of Frankenstein wedding dress as she performed "Be Careful" for a bewildered audience.
Rapper Eminem bombed during his performance of "Walk On Water" on Saturday Night Live. The overrated rapper debuted his new Beyonce collaboration on SNL, but the Destiny's Child singer declined his invite to perform the track with him live.
Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich may soon be out of a job. Rich was reportedly suspended indefinitely for sending out an insensitive tweet about Donald Trump's 5'11" 10-year-old son, Barron Trump, that read, "Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter".
Emo rapper Drake was the host and musical guest on NBC's Saturday Night Live this past weekend.
The Canadian native parodied himself as a hypersensitive rapper who has imaginary beef with everyone, including SNL cast members, a cleaning lady and even Lorne Michaels for complimenting him on doing a good job. ("Good job? That's it? I'm doing great you bitch!")
Troubled musician Kanye West, 38, supposedly had a meltdown backstage at the Saturday Night Live taping. Of course someone conveniently recorded the mishap and sold the audio to the NY Post's Page Six.
Hip Hop mogul Jay Z Knowles-Carter and his twisted stepsister Solange Knowles appeared on Saturday Night Live to explain the elevator surveillance video that captivated America last week. The video was leaked to a gossip tabloid by a former employee of the posh Standard Hotel for an undisclosed sum of cash.
Solange's innocent explanation is that she was merely kicking a spider off of Jay Z's rented tuxedo. Jay Z's bodyguard, Julius, stood by nervously, ready to do nothing again if things got out of hand.
NBC's Saturday Night Live parodied the Obama administration's desperate attempts to sign up healthy young people for ObamaCare in advance of Monday's deadline. SNL's Obama was urged to wear Pharrell's goofy hat; pose for a social media photo op with Kim Kardashian and Batkid; dance with the Pope; and kiss Justin Bieber (played by a female actress) on the lips.
'Scandal' star Kerry Washington got the chance to play 2 famous black women when she guest starred on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. She mocked the long-running live TV comedy for its lack of diversity in the show's casting. Washington, 36, played Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey in comedy sketches that called for her to show a bit more acting range than what you normally see on Scandal.