More than 120 people have been on the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” which is maybe why it’s going to take three hours to celebrate its 40th anniversary on Sunday.
Starting at 7 p.m. on NBC, “The SNL 40th Anniversary Special,” will air live. So far, guests include Will Ferrell, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Kanye West, Betty White, Kristen Wiig and Eddie Murphy. (The show’s Facebook page is continuing to announce guests each day).
There’s even a “The SNL 40th Red Carpet Live” show an hour before, at 6, hosted by the “Today” show team of Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Carson Daly and Al Roker.
“SNL” was the brainchild of Lorne Michaels, who is now 70 and still has the reigns. The show quickly became the launching pad of some of the greatest comedians in Hollywood today, including Ferrell, Dana Carvey, Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig.
So, naturally, we want to know: Who are your favorite male and female cast members?
With more than 120 on the list, we narrowed the choices down to cast members who appeared on the show for five or more seasons (after reader response, we added another grouping of four or more seasons so we could get in Eddie Murphy, for instance). The good news is you can choose more than one.
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Here are some of the other guests announced for Sunday: Tina Fey, Colin Quinn, Edward Norton, Bradley Cooper, Billy Crystal, Paul McCartney, Ana Gasteyer, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Nealon, Justin Timberlake, and Miley Cyrus.