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Saturday Night Live - Season 42
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Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary episode was really just an excuse for anyone who’s ever been on the show to get back on the stage at Studio 8H. Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Dratch, Molly Shannon, Steve Martin, Jon Lovitz, Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy, and Chris Rock showed up—and that was just in the first few minutes of the three-and-a-half-hour special.

Weren’t able to keep up with the who’s who of guests? Check out our full list below, and hang tight—a full recap of the special is coming. P.S. This is just a list of those who performed on the special; listing everyone who appeared in the audience would be a whole other ballgame.

Jimmy Fallon

Justin Timberlake

Rachel Dratch

Molly Shannon

Steve Martin

Jon Lovitz

Tom Hanks

Alec Baldwin

Melissa McCarthy

Chris Rock

Peyton Manning

Miley Cyrus

Billy Crystal

Paul McCartney

Paul Simon

Dan Aykroyd

Laraine Newman

Will Ferrell

Kate McKinnon

Darrell Hammond

Norm Macdonald

Taran Killam

Jim Carrey

Kenan Thompson

Pete Davidson

Leslie Jones

Robert De Niro

Keith Richards

Jack Nicholson

Kristen Wiig

Bill Hader

Fred Armisen

Vanessa Bayer

Bradley Cooper

Kerry Washington

Taylor Swift

Betty White

Cecily Strong

David Spade

Tina Fey

Amy Poehler

Jane Curtin

Emma Stone

Edward Norton

Seth Meyers

Kevin Nealon

Colin Quinn

Chevy Chase

Garrett Morris

Martin Short

Maya Rudolph

Ana Gasteyer

Joe Piscopo

Dana Carvey

Adam Sandler

Sasheer Zamata

Jason Sudeikis

Bill Murray

Paul Shaffer

Jim Belushi

Eddie Murphy

Derek Jeter

Will Forte

Win Butler

Candice Bergen

Jerry Seinfeld

Michael Douglas

John Goodman

James Franco

Larry David

Ellen Cleghorne

Dakota Johnson

Tim Meadows

Bob Odenkirk

Sarah Palin

Christopher Walken

Kanye West


Vic Mensa

Louis C.K.

Zach Galifianakis

Andy Samberg

Chris Parnell

Mike Myers

Jack White

Episode Recaps

Saturday Night Live - Season 42
Saturday Night Live

The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Michaels.

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