Eddie Murphy decides it's actually totally OK to make fun of Bill Cosby - Metro US

Eddie Murphy decides it’s actually totally OK to make fun of Bill Cosby

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Remember back in February when Eddie Murphy refused to do a Bill Cosby impression during the “SNL” 40th anniversary special? In case you don’t, here’s what he told the Washington Post about it: “It’s horrible. There’s nothing funny about it. If you get up there and you crack jokes about him, you’re just hurting people. You’re hurting him. You’re hurting his accusers.”

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Apparently, though, he’s had a change of heart — or he was just saving it for his own gig. Murphy was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and celebrated by doing his first stand-up set in 28 years — including an impression of Cosby.

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“You may have heard recently that I allegedly put the pill in the people’s stomach,” Murphy said, doing a spot-on Cosby. “If I ever see or meet this Hannibal Buress in person I am going to try and kill this man!” So what changed in the intervening months?

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