Eddie Murphy set to return to SNL after 30 years

Eddie Murphy is set to return to Saturday Night Live this month, his first appearance on the famed NBC sketch comedy show in 30 years.

Murphy told News One Now that he plans to participate in a Feb. 15 special for SNL's 40th anniversary. Murphy was on the SNL cast from 1980 to 1984.

Asked why fans hadn't seen Murphy previously on SNL specials, the comedian said: "It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it. They're having a 40th anniversary in two weeks. I'm going to that. And that will be the first time I've been back since I left."

During his four seasons on SNL, Murphy was popular for characters like Gumby, Mr. Robinson (a take-off of Fred Rodgers from Mr. Rodger's Neighborhood) and Buckwheat (an adult version of the Little Rascals character). Watch some of Murphy's memorable sketches on SNL at