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Eddie Murphy‘s new movie, Dolemite Is My Name, in which he plays influential comedian/actor/musician Rudy Ray Moore, is set to premiere this fall. Following the release of the film, Murphy will finally be making his long-awaited return to Saturday Night Live to host the show on December 21.

The 58-year-old actor/comedian last hosted SNL in 1984 surrounding the release of Beverly Hills Cop. He will be hosting the holiday episode for season 45, while the accompanying musical guest has yet to be announced.

In addition to Murphy, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Kristen Stewart, and David Harbour have also been tapped to host during Saturday Night Live‘s upcoming 45th season. Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, and Camila Cabello will serve as musical guests.

Not NYC, not LA.

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