Getty Images
Getty Images

Eddie Murphy to Host SNL for the First Time in 35 Years

Monica Otayza
Aug 29, 2019
10:40 A.M.

Eddie Murphy is set to go back to the "SNL" stage for the first time in 35 years. This comes after he finished his run as a series regular back in 1984.


The official "Saturday Night Live" Twitter account just revealed its lineup of hosts until the end of this year, and many were surprised to see Eddie Murphy on the list.

Murphy's "SNL" Comeback

Murphy was a series regular back in the '80s, before venturing other avenues of entertainment. Now, he is ready for his return on "SNL," and fans shared their excitement on social media.


Being a legendary "SNL" host, Eddie Murphy was given the prime holiday season episode on December 21. This marks his first time back in the show since leaving in 1984. Although he has been announced as the episode's host, his musical guest has yet to be announced.

An Exciting Guest Lineup

Aside from Eddie, "SNL" will be kicking off its 45th season on September 28 with Woody Harrelson and Billie Eilish. Other stars set to appear this season include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, David Harbour, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, and Kristen Stewart.


White House Trouble

Earlier this year, the hit show was in trouble with the White House after host Alec Baldwin mocked the President regarding his national emergency announcement.

Baldwin's impersonation definitely rubbed Trump the wrong way, slamming it as "not funny," "tired," and "fake news."

Trump's Response


On Twitter, Trump wondered how networks such as NBC get away with "total Republican hit jobs" without retribution. He adds that the way they are able to air such episodes should be investigated.

During the SNL episode, Baldwin, dressed up as Trump, talked like Tarzan, saying "America needs wall. Wall makes safe."

While many found the episode funny, Trump did not. He showed statistics of his approval rating on Twitter, slamming Baldwin's assumption that many Americans did not like his presidency.


With a lineup of extremely talented hosts coming up for its 45th season, "SNL" will definitely be highly anticipated by its old and new fans alike.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Wendy Williams' Houses & Lifestyle Changed after Divorce – She Has Dementia & Reportedly Sold Her Belongings

February 23, 2024

Pat Sajak Is Married to 19 Years Younger Lesly Brown Who Swore to 'Keep Quiet and Clean the Toilet Every Day'

November 05, 2023

Wendy Williams Made Fans 'Cry' as She Takes off Her Wig in New Clip – Her Transformation through Years

February 23, 2024

Marie Osmond Is Going to Leave Her 7 Kids Nothing after She Dies - Inside Her Decision

November 09, 2023

5 Celebrities Who Cut Their Kids Out of their Wills

January 30, 2024

Ryan O'Neal Blamed His Daughter for Farrah Fawcett's Death — They Found Strength to Reunite Before His Death

December 12, 2023

August Manning Weatherly Is Michael Weatherly’s Son with Amelia Heinle

January 27, 2024

Stepmother Learns Her Daughter Mocked a Girl over Her Clothing, Makes Her Wear the ‘Ugliest’ Dress

January 28, 2024

Shani Hardwick Is Omari Hardwick’s Sister & One of 4 Siblings

December 22, 2023

Johnny Cash’s Children: A Closer Look at His 5 Kids from 2 Marriages

January 16, 2024

Alice Bell Is Al Roker’s Ex-wife with Whom He Adopted a Daughter

January 18, 2024

Airport Worker Points at 5-Year-Old Girl While Mocking Her Name, Mom Decides to Fight Back

November 02, 2023

Dean Martin’s Wife Died Only a Few Weeks after Their Second Son Was Found Dead at His Home

December 21, 2023

Jamie Hartwright Is Judy Sheindlin’s Daughter Who Lives Out of the Spotlight

January 16, 2024