Back in February during his return to Saturday Night Live Eddie Murphy refused to make jokes about Bill Cosby because as he recently told the Washington Post, “If you get up there and you crack jokes about him, you’re just hurting people. You’re hurting him. You’re hurting his accusers. I was like, ‘Hey, I’m coming back to SNL for the anniversary, I’m not turning my moment on the show into this other thing.'”
So much for that.
Sunday night while receiving the Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center pretty much the first thing out of his mouth were jokes about Bill Cosby.
“Bill has one of these. Did y’all make Bill give his back? No, because I know there was a big outcry from people — they was trying to get Bill to give his trophies back. You know you fucked up when they want you to give your trophies back,” joked Murphy.
“He should do one show where he just comes out and he just talks crazy now,” said Murphy before breaking out his classic Cosby impression.
“I would like to talk to…some of the people who feel…who feel that I should give back my motherfuckin’ trophies!”
He then finished with a classic Cosby facial impression.
Watch the jokes begin around the 2:30 mark…
The Washington Post reports that Murphy went on to say, “You may have heard recently that I allegedly put the pill in the people’s stomach…If I ever see or meet this Hannibal Buress in person I am going to try and kill this man!”
Quite a turnaround from Murphy’s earlier stance on the subject.
The entire Kennedy Center special honoring Eddie Murphy airs November 23rd on PBS.