At this point, it’s harder finding an SNL cast member who WON’T be appearing in the show’s 40th Anniversary Special this Sunday. There’s Victoria Jackson, obviously, and Rachel Dratch, disappointingly, and John Belushi, because he’s dead. Otherwise, Lorne Michaels has sent a ton of “you in, y/n?” emails, and the majority have come back “y.” Here’s the full list, as of right now:
Jon Bon Jovi
Robert De Niro
The rules Lorne used for picking the guest list were, 1) every host was invited (even Andrew Dice Clay?), 2) every musical guest was invited (even Spin Doctors?), 3) every cast member who was there for over a year was invited (even Tim Kazurinsky?). He also said that unlike the clip-heavy 25th Anniversary Special, SNL 40 will have “more performances.”
Everyone gets to play Gilly!