Eddie Murphy is definitely no stranger to the Saturday Night Live stage after being a regular cast member from 1980 to 1984. But for the late-night comedy sketch show’s final episode of 2019, Murphy is coming back to Studio 8H to break his 35-year hosting hiatus, as seen in the promo video released Wednesday (Dec. 18).
And it’s anything but hilarious.
The cinematic black-and-white clip documents the comedian’s triumphant return, honing in on the whirring of the elevator and his first footsteps back onto the historic floor. With his back turned to viewers, Murphy steps into the cascading lights from the main stage, turns around and takes off his slick black sunglasses in slow motion.
Lizzo‘s titular track “Cuz I Love You” plays in the background toward the end, as she will be joining the SNL alum as his musical guest.
Watch Murphy’s SNL promo video below.