President Obama Made Eddie Murphy Return to Stand Up Eddie Murphy was quiet for many years, so what made him step back into the spotlight? It was former President Barack Obama. Back in 2015 when he received the Mark Twain Prize for Humor he had a chance to speak to the president in the Oval Office. He said that Obama had two questions for him, what hair rinse was he using and when is he doing comedy again? When you go into the Oval Office and the president asks when are you doing comedy again-it’s time to tell some jokes. What are you looking forward to more, Eddie’s return to SNL, Coming to America 2 or Beverly Hills Cop 4?