David Spade gives an update on his Eddie Murphy feud

David Spade (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
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On Jimmy Kimmel Live! David Spade gave an update on his longstanding feud with Eddie Murphy.

It sounds as if David Spade and Eddie Murphy have buried the hatchet. The Saturday Night Live alumni have put an end to a feud 30 years in the making.

Spade and Murphy belong to two very distinct eras of Saturday Night Live. They also had two very different experiences on the show. Spade will be the first one to tell you he struggled to get his material on the air. On the opposite end was Murphy, comedy’s biggest star during his SNL tenure.

For anyone unfamiliar, the “feud” between Spade and Murphy stems from a “Hollywood Minute” segment Spade did on “Weekend Update.” Airing in 1995, Spade reacted to Murphy’s box office failures by calling the comedian a “falling star.” The joke got groans from the audience and apparently angered Murphy in the process.

Spade has been asked about the joke and his relationship with Murphy a number of times over the years. On Wednesday night, Spade was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his show Lights Out with David Spade. The comedian gave an update on the feud and the small part Jimmy Kimmel played in its ending.

So just like that, a 30 year old feud came to a resolution. Kimmel’s reaction to seeing Murphy approaching is a good indication of how well-known the disagreement was among comedians. But Spade and Murphy set a wonderful example for the everyone else on how to let bygones by bygones.

The end of the feud can be seen as another major accomplishment for both comedians in what was a productive year. Spade launched Lights Out on Comedy Central where he continues to make fun of celebrities while standing out from the rest of late night. And Murphy earned critical praise for Dolemite Is My Name and also hosted one of Saturday Night Live‘s most popular episodes.

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It seems like the days of high-profile celebrity feuds are all but over. It’s probably good news for David Spade who is better than anyone at mocking Hollywood. And with that, fans can close the chapter on another story from behind-the-scenes at Saturday Night Live.