Despite saying that he didn’t want to do any Bill Cosby jokes because he didn’t want to kick a man when he’s down, Eddie Murphy has brought back his Cosby impression.
Murphy was on hand at the Kennedy Center on Sunday night where he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In the past, he declined doing a bit of Cosby humor at the “Saturday Night Live” tribute, saying, “There’s nothing funny about it. If you get up there and you crack jokes about him, you’re just hurting people.”
When he took the stage to receive his award, Murphy joked, “Bill has one of these. Did you all make him give it back?”
It’s an obvious reference to all of the universities who have revoked their honorary degrees of which they’ve bestowed upon Cosby.
Murphy then morphed into Cosby’s sing-songy lilt, saying, “I would like to talk to some of the people who feel that I should give back some of my motherf**king trophies.” Continuing in his best “Pudding Pop” voice, a callback to his Cosby impression from his famous 1987 stand-up film “Raw,” Murphy reportedly said, “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!”
The entire event airs on PBS on November 23rd.