TORONTO, February 10, 2015 – Decades of laughter. Countless stars made. Comedy boundaries broken. Saturday Night Live has made audiences laugh for years, and now the iconic series is taking over Global this Sunday, February 15 with an all-night laugh fest. To celebrate the momentous 40th anniversary, Global is airing the star-studded red carpet show at 7 pm ET/PT, followed by the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 8 pm ET/PT. The must see three-hour broadcast welcomes the return of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars – Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Chevy Chase, Justin Timberlake, Alec Baldwin and Eddie Murphy – to Studio 8H for one night only, to pay tribute to the series’ incredible 40-year milestone. The special is rounded out by appearances by past hosts and musical legends.
Fans looking for the ultimate online viewing experience can head to GlobalTV.com to live stream both the SNL 40th Anniversary Special and the red carpet special. Both will be available to all Canadians during the Eastern Time scheduled airing.
In the week leading up to this epic night, fans get a daily dose of hilarity with ET Canada’s SNL Week. From highlighting SNL‘s most iconic scenes and its most controversial moments, to spotlighting the funny ladies of SNL and the Canadians who have made Saturday nights so funny, ET Canada celebrates the pioneering series every night at 7:30 pm ET/PT.
Both old and new fans of the show will want to tune-in on Saturday, February 14 to see how this legendary show made its big debut four decades ago. Starting at 11:30 pm ET/PT, Global airs the first ever episode of SNL with host George Carlin and musical guest Janice Ian and Billy Preston.