‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Extends Runtime, Adds Billy Crystal, Miley Cyrus and More
Just when you thought Sunday’s SNL 40th anniversary special couldn’t get any bigger, NBC juices both the runtime and star power. Not only will the extravagant birthday of New York’s most famous sketch comedy series run an additional half hour, but added to the guest list are Billy Crystal and Bradley Cooper, along with a number of other famous stars and alum.
Per Deadline, SNL’s February 15 anniversary special will now run from 8-11:30PM ET, up an additional half-hour, ostensibly to avoid cutting short any sketches of the many revered alum. Meanwhile, an additional crop of stars and former SNL stars have joined the fray, including Billy Crystal, Bradley Cooper, Edward Norton, Miley Cyrus, Kevin Nealon, Ana Gasteyer, Colin Quinn, Joe Piscopo, Tim Meadows and Will Forte.
Already set for the anniversary special will are Tina Fey, Sarah Palin, 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, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone, Derek Jeter, Jimmy Fallon, Sir Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Adam Sandler, Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Robert De Niro, Paul Simon, Jerry Seinfeld, Molly Shannon, Steve Martin, Mike Myers, Jack Nicholson, Amy Poehler, Jim Carrey, Peyton Manning, Dana Carvey, Kristen Wiig, Dan Aykroyd, Chris Rock, Garrett Morris, Andy Samberg, Christopher Walken, Maya Rudolph, Tom Hanks, Martin Short and Betty White.
We’re hoping New York doesn’t collapse in on itself by all the star power, but might any other major names join in advance of Sunday’s SNL 40th anniversary special?