Saturday Night Live – Season 40

Character: Various
Created by: Lorne Michaels
Premiere date: September 27, 2014
Episodes: 21
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 1h 30min

Saturday Night Live premiered its fortieth season during the 2014–15 television season on NBC. The season premiered on September 27, 2014, with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande and came to a conclusion on May 16, 2015, with host Louis C.K. and musical guest Rihanna. Former cast member Darrell Hammond succeeded Don Pardo, who passed away in August 2014, as the show’s new announcer.

Cast

Repertory Players: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson

Featured Players: Beck Bennett, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, Colin Jost, Kyle Mooney, Sasheer Zamata

Production Photos

Episode Guide

SketchCharacter
Animal HospitalAnimal nurse
Booty RapGirl
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HeavenLucille Ball
Forgotten TV GemsRosa
Weekend UpdateGarage
Home From VacationMother
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Hollywood Game NightJane Lynch
Inside SoCalEmily Hyde
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Graveyard SongTombstone
Office Costume ContestKaren
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The Kelly File Cold OpenKaci Hickox
GoProbeNurse
Shark TankBarbara Corcoran
RobbersManager
Women In The WorkplaceJodi Cork
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The DudleysMrs. Dudley
Match’dAnnouncer (voice)
Young Tarts & Old FartsLorde, Robyn
Last CallSheila Sovage
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Back Home Ballers
HBO First Look – AnnieGirl
Nest-SpressoElaine
Theater ShowcaseTheatre student
Weekend UpdateAngela Merkel
Night MurmursLatouch
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SketchCharacter
Peter Pan Live!Wendy
Jingle BallerzJustin Bieber
Brain SpaceKevin McCallister
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MonologueMaggie Smith
Wedding ObjectionsEvelyn
The Office: Middle EarthTauriel
Right Side of the BedKeith Urban, Announcer (voice)
St. Joseph’s Christmas Mass SpectacularLinda Tayhoe
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MonologueHerself
Tenderfield Christmas 2014Susie
SerialDana Chivvis
Office Christmas PartyKathy
A Very Cuban ChristmasDiana Nyad
A Magical ChristmasEileen
Whiskers R’ WeBarbara DeDrew
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SketchCharacter
Martin Luther King Cold OpenMother
Calvin Klein JeansJustin Bieber
NancyWinnie Mayhood
Weekend UpdateFrida Santini
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SketchCharacter
Inside The NFL Cold OpenReporter
Farm HunkContestant
Wishin’ BootSinger
Family FeudKeith Urban
MagicianAudience member
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SketchCharacter
Miss Trash 2015Miss Trash New York
Cinema ClassicsIngrid Bergman, Ilsa
Teacher Snow DayTeacher
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Jeopardy!Justin Bieber
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SketchCharacter
MonologueAudience member
Say What You Wanna SayKerry
Press JunketAssistant
Weekend UpdateRuth Bader Ginsburg
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SketchCharacter
A Message From Hillary Clinton Cold OpenHillary Clinton
MonologueMom
The Iggy Azalea ShowIggy Azalea
Movie SetTrish
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SketchCharacter
Monologue
Pep BoysCustomer
Escape from Jungle IslandMiss Reese
Weekend UpdateOlya Povlatsky
Improv ShowRobert Durst
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SketchCharacter
Monologue
A Mike O’Brien Picture – Prom QueenStudent
Call Your GrandparentsGrandmother
NeurotologyMember
Smart HomeNeighbor
An Easter MessagePortia
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SketchCharacter
Election Video Cold OpenHillary Clinton
Monologue
Hot For Teacher: The Janet Johnson-Luna Civil TrialKathy Daly
Home 2Yolandi Visser
QVCClaudette Fontaine
Weekend UpdateCecilia Giminez
Hollywood Game NightJane Lynch
Cinema ClassicsPlayer
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SketchCharacter
Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Cold OpenJustin Bieber
Right Side of the BedHozier, Announcer (voice)
Black Widow: Age Of MeEditor
Weekend UpdateRuth Bader Ginsburg
BlazerWoman
Jingle WritersExecutive
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SketchCharacter
The Southern Republican Leadership Conference! Cold OpenCarly Fiorina
MonologueHerself
Theater ShowcaseTheatre student
Southern LadiesMarilyn
Whiskers R’ WeBarbara DeDrew
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Summertime Cold OpenHillary Clinton
Sprint StoreCustomer
Forgotten TV GemsFran
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