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Tuesday 17 February 2015

'Saturday Night Live' 40th Anniversary Special: The Comedy Channel Australia Screening

The 'Saturday Night Live' 40th anniversary special you've been seeing all over social media will screen on Australian TV - it premieres this Saturday on February 28 at 7.30pm, first on The Comedy Channel, on Foxtel.

'Saturday Night Live' will air the three hour special in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the iconic comedy series including a raft of special guests, musical superstars, and the return of much-loved cast regulars.

The variety show special includes a mash-up of new sketches and memorable material from the world famous series, and is the brainchild of Lorne Michaels who created the show in 1975 and continues to write and produce the series 40 years on.

Everyone who has ever been a 'Saturday Night Live' regular, guest host, musical guest or behind-the-scenes creative force was invited to attend the gala special.

Previous cast regulars returning to celebrate the anniversary included comedy heavyweights Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Melissa McCarthy, Bill Hader, Chris Rock, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Billy Crystal, Jane Curtin, Molly Shannon, and so many more.

Saturday Night celebrity hosts and comedic performers who appear in the special include Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone, Ed Norton, James Franco, Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Bradley Cooper, Kerry Washington, Betty White, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Douglas, Peyton Manning, Jim Carrey, Robert De Niro, John Goodman, as well as show first timers Jack Nicholson, Dakota Johnson and surprise guest Sarah Palin.

Throughout the show there were musical performances from Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Paul Simon, Taylor Swift, Keith Richards, Miley Cyrus, Sia and more.

Tune in to The Comedy Channel on Saturday February 28 at 7.30pm to see the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special only on Foxtel.

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