Eddie Murphy brought out his Bill Cosby Impersonation at the Kennedy Center. Murphy was accepting the Mark Twain Prize For American Humor. Murphy made headlines for declining to play Bill Cosby for SNL’s 40th anniversary special.
The actor has quote on quote not had many notable hilarious roles as of late. He was nominated for a Golden Raspberry award for Norbit, Imagine That, and A Thousand Words. Next he is slated to star in the biopic, Henry Joseph Church.
Despite his recent setbacks, Murphy is easily recognized as a comedy great which is why he received the award. During his acceptance speech, he broke into his Bill Cosby impersonation. He spoke about Cosby being asked to return awards. “Just because you may have heard recently that I allegedly put pills in the people’s [drinks],” Murphy continued in Cobsy’s fashion. “I’m not giving back [expletive].”
Eddie Murphy: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize will air on PBS stations nationwide on Nov. 23, 2015, at 9 p.m.