‘SNL’ anniversary special monologue
Steve Martin may have gotten the honor of delivering the monologue at the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special, but he ended up having to share the stage with plenty of drop-ins.
Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Miley Cyrus and Chris Rock were among the former hosts who showed up, trying to convince Martin that stand-up comedians don’t necessarily make for the ideal host.
“What about hosts who aren’t men over 80?” Melissa McCarthy asked.
Also trying to impress Martin were Paul McCartney and Paul Simon, who performed a brief duet of The Beatles’ “I’ve Just Seen a Face.”
“Told you we should have done ‘Sounds of Silence,’ ” Simon quipped to McCartney after Martin gave them the boot.