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Here’s who to expect on ‘SNL’ tonight

every celebrity ever

by daniel barna

If Los Angeles feels particularly empty on Sunday, that's because every celebrity that ever was fled the west coast's perfect weather for the sub-zero tundra that is New York City. This officially makes Lorne Michaels the most powerful man in showbiz.

Tonight is Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary spectacular, and somehow Michaels has managed to wrangle a guest list that rivals next week's Oscars in sheer star power. Seriously. Try to name a star that isn't going to be there. Even *NSYNC is going to be there (possibly reuniting). And while we're obviously excited to see the likes of Justin Timberlake and Jim Carrey grace studio 8H's hallowed stage for the bazillionth time, the real spectacle will be seeing Eddie Murphy return to the show that made him a star for the first time since leaving nearly four decades ago. 

SNL 40 airs Sunday night at 7 p.m. EST on NBC, so set those DVRs.

Full guest list

50 Cent

Arcade Fire

Backstreet Boys

Deborah Harry


Elvis Costello

Fiona Apple


Jack White

Jon Bon Jovi

Justin Timberlake

Kanye West

Keith Richards

Kings of Leon


Michael Bolton

Miley Cyrus


Paul McCartney

Paul Simon

Taylor Swift

Adam Sandler

Aidy Bryant

Al Franken

Ana Gasteyer

Andy Samberg

Amy Poehler

Beck Bennett

Bill Hader

Billy Crystal

Bobby Moynihan

Cecily Strong

Cheri Oteri

Chevy Chase

Chris Kattan

Chris Parnell

Chris Rock

Colin Jost

Colin Quinn

Dan Aykroyd

Dana Carvey

Darrell Hammond

David Koechner

David Spade

Eddie Murphy

Ellen Cleghorne

Fred Armisen

Garrett Morris

Gilbert Gottfried

Horatio Sanz

Jason Sudeikis

Jane Curtin

Jay Pharaoh

Jimmy Fallon

Joe Piscopo

Jon Lovitz

Julia Sweeney

Kate McKinnon

Kenan Thompson

Kevin Nealon

Kristen Wiig

Kyle Mooney

Laraine Newman

Leslie Jones

Martin Short

Maya Rudolph

Michael Che

Mike Myers

Molly Shannon

Norm Macdonald

Pete Davidson

Rachel Dratch

Rob Schneider

Sasheer Zamata

Seth Meyers

Taran Killam

Tim Meadows

Tina Fey

Vanessa Bayer

Victoria Jackson

Will Ferrell

Will Forte

Alec Baldwin

Betty White

Bill Murray

Bradley Cooper

Candice Bergen

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Charlie Day

Christopher Walken

Dakota Johnson

Edward Norton

Elliott Gould

Emma Stone

George Lucas

Glenn Close

J.B. Smoove

J.K. Simmons

Jack Nicholson

James Franco

Jerry Seinfeld

Jim Carrey

John Goodman

Johnny Knoxville

Kerry Washington

Larry David

Louis C.K.

Melissa McCarthy

Michael Douglas

Paul Rudd

Robert De Niro

Sarah Silverman

Sean Hayes

Sigourney Weaver

Steve Martin

Steven Spielberg

Tom Hanks

Whoopi Goldberg

Zach Galifianakis

Derek Jeter

Peyton Manning

Rudy Giuliani

Sarah Palin