Eddie Murphy Roasts Bill Cosby in His SNL Opening Monologue: 'Who's America's Dad Now?'

Manuela Cardiga
Dec 25, 2019
05:40 A.M.
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"Beverley Hills Cop" star Eddie Murphy took a dig at Bill Cosby on "Saturday Night Live."

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The iconic comedian had the "Saturday Night Live" audience in stitches as he roasted Bill Cosby on his return to the show.

Eddie Murphy, who has starred in countless hit movies, started out as a stand-up comedian, and he hasn't lost the touch.

Eddie couldn't resist taking a pot-shot at another fellow comedian

Comedian and actor Eddie Murphy with his 10 children and his fiancé Paige Butch/ Source: Getty Images

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EDDIE MURPHY CLAIMS TITLE "AMERICA'S DAD"

Eddie Murphy marked his return to SNL with a hilarious monologue, recalling his heyday as a stand-up star, and took a dig at convicted sex offender, Bill Cosby.

Murphy quipped that 35 years ago it would be unthinkable that he would be a stay-at-home dad of 10, and that the iconic Bill Cosby would be in prison. He joked:

"Who's America's dad now?"

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BILL COSBY BERATED EDDIE MURPHY

Eddie's quip was apparently based on a story he once told about Cosby phoning him, and berating him for using inappropriate language and providing a bad example to America's youth.

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EDDIE MURPHY - FATHER OF 10 + 1

Eddie couldn't resist taking a pot-shot at another fellow comedian, Kevin Hart. He told the audience:

"I actually have 10 kids now. 11 if you count Kevin Hart"

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COMEDY GIANTS REUNITE ON SNL

Eddie's return to SNL after 35 years was marked by his reunion with 3 of comedy's greats: Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle.

Eddie then went on to slam "gentrification," the gradual take-over of traditionally black neighborhoods by affluent white families. Eddie said:

"It's like a magic trick. White people pay a lot of money and then poof! All the black people are gone. But where do they go, boys and girls? Back to where they come from, of course. Atlanta."

It's wonderful to see Eddie Murphy back on SNL, and in great form.

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We missed you, Eddie!

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EDDIE MURPHY REPRISES ICONIC ROLE

The word is out that Eddie Murphy is reprising one of the most popular characters he ever played - Prince Akeem in "Coming To America."

Paramount Pictures have announced that the sequel will be in theaters in August 2020, and will bring back most of the old cast in the new movie.

The film was directed by Craig Brewer and stars Eddie Murphy, James Earl Jones, John Amos, and many more familiar faces from the original hit movie.

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