Last week, Vivian wrote about how Eddie Murphy refused to impersonate Bill Cosby in a Celebrity Jeopardy sketch for SNL’s 40th anniversary show. At the time, Murphy made a statement about not kicking a guy when he was down, or turning his moment on the show “into this other thing.” Like Vivian, I’m of the who-gives-a-shit-about-Cosby’s-feelings mind; by now, I have nothing but contempt for that piss poor excuse for a human being. And it looks like Murphy finally came to his senses and realized there simply is no way to stand up for Cosby, no matter how personally inspiring he once may have been. Honored last evening at the Kennedy Center by the likes of Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Kathy Griffin, Dave Chappelle, Trevor Noah, George Lopez and Arsenio Hall, Murphy was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Humor and during his acceptance, the comedian lobbed a shot — throwing in a spot-on impersonation — Cosby’s way.
(Murphy starts at the 2:27 mark)
Of course, that’s a goddamned Wiffle ball in terms of what Murphy could have done, but I guess when you haven’t done a stand-up routine in 28 years, dipping a toe isn’t a bad idea. The Washington Post reported Murphy (as Cosby) also threw in this gem:
“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!”
Yeah, I’m thinking it’s high time for Murphy to make a full-fledged return.