‘SNL’ Unveils 36 Former Stars and Popular Guests Returning for 40th Anniversary (Video)

‘SNL’ Unveils 36 Former Stars and Popular Guests Returning for 40th Anniversary (Video)

We knew Eddie Murphy was making his long-awaited return to “Saturday Night Live’s” famed Studio 8H, but now there are 35 other big names joining the once-sketch comedy show star at the NBC staple’s coming 40th anniversary.

Most of the revealed crop are former “SNL”cast members as well — such as Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Jimmy Fallon, Adam Sandler, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Garrett Morris, Chris Rock and more — though some are merely famous friends of the show.

That latter category includes Justin Timberlake, Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, Alec Baldwin, Christopher Walken, Emma Stone, Jerry Seinfeld, Tom Hanks and Melissa McCarthy, among others.

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Here’s the full list of guests per the initial waves release by NBC via a series of Super Bowl commercial teasers:
Justin Timberlake
Emma Stone
Derek Jeter
Chevy Chase
Kanye West
Paul McCartney
Jimmy Fallon
Adam Sandler
Will Ferrell
Tina Fey
Steve Martin
Mike Myers
Melissa McCarthy
Jerry Seinfeld
Robert De Niro
Paul Simon
Molly Shannon
Eddie Murphy
Andy Samberg
Bill Murray
Jack Nicholson
Amy Poehler
Jim Carrey
Peyton Manning
Dana Carvey
Kristen Wiig
Dan Aykroyd
Chris Rock
Alec Baldwin
Taylor Swift
Garrett Morris
Christopher Walken
Maya Rudolph
Tom Hanks
Martin Short
Betty White

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“Saturday Night Live” will unveil more names in the coming days, a show spokesperson told TheWrap. “SNL 40″ airs Sunday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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