Norm Macdonald: Eddie Murphy Declined to Play Cosby on SNL40


Norm Macdonald, one of the funniest SNL castmembers ever, tweeted lots of behind-the-scenes trivia tonight about the big 40th anniversary show. He and a plethora of castmembers from the old days showed up alongside the newer ones and had some fun and revisited old sketches.

But one comedian who didn’t end up doing much was Eddie Murphy. Murphy was also a standout performer on SNL back in the day, but he hadn’t made any return appearances in 30 years until he finally agreed to participate in the reunion special.

Macdonald revealed in his series of tweets that he talked to Murphy about playing Bill Cosby on the return of Celebrity Jeopardy, but he turned it down:

You can watch the bit that Murphy did end up doing here, via NBC:

[h/t Variety]
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