EDDIE Murphy has returned to stand-up after 30-years, leaving the audience in stitches of laughter with an impersonation of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby.
While receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Wahsington DC, Murphy mimicked the troubled star on stage.
“Bill has one of these,” Murphy said while looking at the statue of Mark Twain, “Did ya’ll make him give it back? No, because I know there was a big outcry from people that was trying to get Bill to give his trophies back.”
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“You know you’ve ****** up when they want you to give your trophy back.”
“He should do one show where he just comes out and talks crazy now,” Murphy said before taking on the persona of Cosby.
“I would like to talk to some of the people who feel that I should give back my **** trophies,” Murphy said while impersonating Cosby.
“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!” Murphy said, while still in character.
It is the first time Murphy has done stand-up since 1987, with the crowd acknowledging that he has not lost his touch.