Eddie Murphy to host ‘SNL’ for the first time in 35 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Murphy (pic below) will be returning to a place that helped launch his career — Saturday Night Live.

The comedian will be the host of the sketch comedy show on December 21, marking the former cast member’s first hosting appearance since 1984.

Murphy was a cast member from 1980 to 1984, starring in such landmark sketches as Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood and as Gumby, Buckwheat and Stevie Wonder.

He went on to star in numerous films, including The Nutty Professor, Bowfinger, Beverly Hills Cop and Coming to America.

Saturday Night Live, celebrating its 45th season, returns on September 28 with host Woody Harrelson and Billie Eilish as the musical guest. Others planned to grace the show include Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello.