SNL 40th Anniversary Special: Time, Live Streaming, Celebrity Appearances

Saturday Night Live is celebrating 40 years of amazing comedy TV by throwing itself a  star-studded celebration called (what else?) “SNL’s 40th Anniversary Special”, which airs this Sunday, February 15.

Consumer Press has all the details for you, including the show time, free live streaming options and a preview of the celebrity appearances scheduled.

Show Time: The show starts at 8 P.M. (EST) on NBC and will broadcast live form the SNL stage.  At 7 P.M. (EST) the Today Show anchor team will host the “SNL 40th Red Carpet Live” special.

Free live streaming is available from on your PC and  on your tablet or smartphone with the NBC app, which you can download for free through the Google Play Store and iTunes.

For full access to these services you will need to log in using a participating cable provider.

Lorne Michaels, SNL’s creator and driving force for the past 40 years, told various news outlets he really wanted to put on a show that celebrates all of the show’s amazing accomplishments.

He has put together a line-up of celebrities that includes past favorites, former guest hosts, musical guests and more.

Among those scheduled to appear are: Eddie Murphy, Dan Akroyd, Jimmy Fallon, Chevy Chase, Tina Fey, Justin Timberlake, Will Ferrel, Derek Jeter, Betty White, Robert DeNiro, Kanye West, Kevin Hart, Kristen Wiig and many more.

Michaels says there will be various skits and he will be mixing old and new SNL stars, so fans will see something fresh and exciting.

SNL debuted on October 11, 1975 with the iconic George Carlin as host and was called “NBC Saturday Night”.

From the very beginning the show poked fun at well known figures in society and pushed the envelope with a different type of comedy.

In just a few short weeks it became a fan favorite and from there it became a must-see show for fans young and old.

It was also the launching pad for many of the comedians we know and love, including Chevy Chase and Eddie Murphy, so this is a homecoming of sorts fans won’t want to miss.

Are you an SNL fan?  Share your favorite moment on the show with us below or tell us who you most want to see appear on the special.

Consumer Expert Tracy Ortiz

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