On Sunday night, the entertainment world focused it’s spotlight on the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Some of the biggest celebrities, entertainers and music artists in the world attended the epic show to give admiration to the cast and crew of SNL and to lend their talents by performing. The three and a half-hour extravaganza had some amazing moments, but what we didn’t see on our screens was what happened backstage. We stalked the Instagram and Twitter accounts of celebrities to bring the best behind-the-scenes photos from SNL 40.
Seth Meyers is a fan of the new doors.
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake destroyed in the opening musical skit.
Even til this day, David Spade gets nervous when walking past Lorne Michaels’ office.
Even though Jim Carrey was snubbed of being a SNL castmate, he fits in perfectly.
Tina Fey, Martin Short and Maya Rudolph take celebratory selfie after SNL 40.
Jerry Seinfeld in awe of Paul McCartney.
Party Time! Excellent!
This is what a SNL script looks like.
Kanye looking happy as ever with Chris Rock and Kim Kardashian.
Ana Gasteyer gets the elevator ride of a lifetime with Will Ferrell and Peyton Manning.
Bobby Moynihan gets epic #SNL40 selfie with Emma Stone and 50 Cent.
Bill and Bill.
Marty Culp and the Running Man.
Jason Sudeikis asks Kat, “What’s up with that?!?”
Jay Pharaoh – “I met my Idol today Eddie Murphy can’t believe it.. #dreamcomethrough”
Adam Sandler brings back Opera Man.
Bobby Moynihan was not shy about asking for photos, and who could blame him.
Probably not the first time someone has done Coke before Saturday Night Live.
Forget Left Shark and Right Shark, this is the original shark.
Kristen Wiig, Bradley Cooper, Vanessa Bayer, Laraine Newman and Kerry Washington studying their lines for “The Californians.”
Justin Timberlake deserved a drink after his epic song and dance routine.
“Yo, Wayne, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but Eddie Murphy’s ‘Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood’ was one of the best SNL skits of all-time!”
Not even Debbie Downer could ruin this party.
What a remarkable evening.