Comedy genius Eddie Murphy has been confirmed to return to Saturday Night Live for the first time in 30 years. The Oscar Award nominee will join the show’s 40th anniversary celebrations, along with some previous cast members in February. Murphy had last been on the show back in the 80s and stayed a cast member for four years. “It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it”, Murphy told NewsOne about his absence from Saturday Night Live. “They’re having a 40th anniversary… I’m going to that. And that will be the first time I’ve been back since I left”, he added. Molly Shannon also told Vanity Fair that she will also be present. The one-time event will be aired on Sunday, February 15 on NBC.