Eddie Murphy recently said that the reason he wouldn’t do a Bill Cosby impersonation for “Saturday Night Live’s” 40th anniversary special was because it was hurtful.
“There’s nothing funny about it. 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,” Murphy told the Washington Post.
But on Sunday (Oct. 18), Murphy had no such qualms about busting out his Cosby impression at the Kennedy Center presentation where he was given the Mark Twain Prize for Humor, a prize Cosby was awarded in 2009. The segment starts at about the 2:30-mark in the video.
“Bill has one of these. Did y’all make Bill give his back?” says Murphy, to the delight of the crowd. “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 f***ed up when they want you to give your trophies back.”
But that’s not all. Murphy then slipped into his spot-on Cosby impersonation.
“He should do one show where he just comes out and just talks crazy now,” Murphy continues, slipping into his spot-on Cosby impersonation. “‘I would like to talk to some of the people who feel that I should give back my motherf***in’ trophies!'”