Eddie Murphy Impersonates Bill Cosby While Accepting Mark Twain Prize (VIDEO)
Murphy was awarded the nation’s top prize for humor at a star-studded event, which included tributes from Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Nealon, Joe Piscopo, George Lopez, Kathy Griffin and Arsenio Hall, among others.
When Murphy took the stage to deliver his acceptance speech, the comedian noted that Cosby had previously won the award. Murphy said, “Bill has one of these,” adding, “Did you all make Bill give his back?” The audience erupted in laughter as Murphy went on to say, “Because I know there was a big outcry from people. They were trying to get Bill to give his trophies back. You know you [expletive]ed up when they want you to give your trophies back.”
Murphy’s Cosby ribbing didn’t end there. He then went on to do an impression of the legendary and now controversial comedian. Murphy joked, “He should do one show where he just comes out and talks crazy.” In his best Cosby voice, Murphy added, “I would like to talk to some of the people who feel that I should give my mother[expletive] trophies back!”
Interestingly, as Gossip Cop reported, Murphy revealed to the Washington Post just last week that he had refused to do a Cosby impression at the “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special earlier this year because there’s “nothing funny” about the rape allegations. However, Murphy clearly found the funny in the situation by not directly referencing the sexual assault charges, but instead by bringing up how people want Cosby to return all of the awards he’s been given.
Watch Eddie Murphy joke about Bill Cosby in the video below, and tell Gossip Cop what you think.