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Saturday Night Live

Season 40 2014 - 2015

  • 2014-09-27T23:30:00-04:00 on NBC
  • 90 mins
  • 21 hours, 31 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy

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 former cast member Darrell Hammond as the show's new announcer, replacing Don Pardo, who had died in August. The premiere included an interstitial photograph of Pardo. Pardo had been the announcer for SNL since it premiered in 1975, with the exception of season seven and season 21, episode 14, where Hammond took his place. This season also saw the death of former cast member Jan Hooks, who died from cancer two weeks into the season.

21 episodes

40x01 Chris Pratt/Ariana Grande

  • Season Premiere

    2014-09-27T23:30:00-04:00 — 63 mins

Host Chris Pratt; Ariana Grande performs.

40x02 Sarah Silverman/Maroon 5

  • 2014-10-04T23:30:00-04:00 — 54 mins

Host Sarah Silverman; Maroon 5 perform.

40x03 Bill Hader/Hozier

  • 2014-10-11T23:30:00-04:00 — 64 mins

Host Bill Hader; Hozier performs.

40x04 Jim Carrey/Iggy Azalea

  • 2014-10-25T23:30:00-04:00 — 64 mins

Jim Carrey hosts; Iggy Azalea performs a medley of "Fancy" and "Black Widow" with Rita Ora and "Beg for It" with Mø

40x05 Chris Rock/Prince

  • 2014-11-01T23:30:00-04:00 — 64 mins

Host Chris Rock; Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL perform an eight minute medley including the songs "Clouds", "PLECTRUMELECTRUM", "MARZ" and "ANOTHERLOVE".

40x06 Woody Harrelson/Kendrick Lamar

  • 2014-11-15T23:30:00-05:00 — 60 mins

Host Woody Harrelson; Kendrick Lamar performs "I" and "Pay for It" (the latter with Chantal Kreviazuk and Jay Rock).

Host Cameron Diaz; Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars performs "Uptown Funk" and "Feel Right" with Mystikal.

40x13 J.K. Simmons/D'Angelo

  • 2015-01-31T23:30:00-05:00 — 61 mins

J.K. Simmons makes his hosting debut while D'Angelo serves as musical guest. Sketches include Super Bowl Shut Down, J.K. Simmons Monologue, Teacher Snow Day, Totino's Super Bowl Commercial and The Jay Z Story.