Eddie Murphy has not appeared on Saturday Night Live, the show that launched his career, in over three decades.

The comedian has revealed he will appear on the sketch comedy program's 40th anniversary special, scheduled to air on NBC on February 15.

Murphy was a cast member on SNL in the early 1980's, making his mark with characters like Buckwheat, Gumby and Mr. Robinson.  He left the show in 1984.

Murphy has stated in the past he was upset with SNL after David Spade cracked a joke about his career on the show in the 1990's.