Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Eddie Murphy says returning to the Saturday Night Live set was a "surreal" experience.
The 58-year-old actor and comedian discussed his upcoming hosting gig during Thursday's episode of Today.
"It's kind of surreal, but like a good feeling. But it feels kinda dreamy," Murphy said.
Murphy was 19 years old when he first appeared on SNL in 1980. He starred on the show until 1984, and said the set hasn't changed much in the years since.
"That's one of the things that make it kind of dreamy -- everything's kinda the same," Murphy said. "They did a little remodeling in the offices, but it was still the same spirit ... and it's still the same big burst of nostalgia."
Murphy said he may revive his SNL characters Gumby, Buckwheat, Mr. Robinson and Velvet Jones.
"I'm down for whatever, as long as it's really, really funny," he said.
"I'm thinking about making it as funny as possible because I wanna shut [expletive] down when I do it," he said.
Murphy recently starred in the Netflix film Dolemite is My Name, which debuted in October.