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.
Here’s the full list of guests per the initial waves release by NBC via a series of Super Bowl commercial teasers:
Robert De Niro
“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.
The night before the big game, J.K. Simmons hosted “Saturday Night Live” with musical guest D’Angelo.
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