SNL Reveals Huge List of Former Cast Members, Hosts for 40th Anniversary


Last week, Eddie Murphy let slip that he will be returning to Saturday Night Live for the first time in 31 years to participate in the show’s 40th anniversary special on Sunday night, February 15. But them, during last night’s Super Bowl, NBC released a fuller list of 49 major names who are slated to appear on the show, via the teaser ads below.

The list includes original Not Ready for Prime Time Players Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman, later cast all-stars like Martin Short, Dana Carvey and Tina Fey and frequent hosts like Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin and Christopher Walken.

Here’s the full list:

Jack Nicholson
Amy Poehler
Jim Carrey
Peyton Manning
Dana Carvey
Kristen Wiig
Dan Aykroyd
Chris Rock
Alec Baldwin
Taylor Swift
Garrett Morris
Andy Samberg
Christopher Walken
Maya Rudolph
Tom Hanks
Martin Short
Betty White
Bill Murray
Justin Timberlake
Emma Stone
Derek Jeter
Jimmy Fallon
Paul McCartney
Chevy Chase
Kanye West
Adam Sandler
Melissa McCarthy
Will Ferrell
Robert De Niro
Tina Fey
Paul Simon
Jerry Seinfeld
Molly Shannon
Steve Martin
Mike Myers
Eddie Murphy
Bill Hader
Jane Curtin
Jon Hamm
Laraine Newman
Zach Galifianakis
Seth Meyers
Jason Sudeikis
Paul Rudd
David Spade
Kerry Washington
Fred Armisen
James Franco
Norm Macdonald

At least one former cast member saw the ads and noticed her name didn’t make the cut, despite the fact that she plans to be part of the SNL special:

Watch both ads below, via NBC:

[Photo via screengrab]

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