SNL 40: Peyton Manning and Derek Jeter Honor Show’s Best Athlete Hosts (Video)

SNL 40 with Peyton Manning and Derek Jeter

Last night was SNL 40, the lavish, three-and-a-half hour long tribute to Saturday Night Live‘s 40 years on the air. In those three and a half hours, they somehow found the time to pay homage to the show’s long, proud tradition of letting professional athletes with little to no broadcasting experience serve as guest hosts, and to do that they enlisted none other than Peyton Manning and Derek Jeter.

Jeter and Manning were both solid choices for the job, since they’ve both demonstrated plenty of comedy chops in front of the camera, on Saturday Night Live and on other shows (who can forget Derek Jeter’s cameo on Seinfeld, for instance?). It was a pretty good segment, and it might surprise you to see just how many athletes have graced Studio 8H over the years.

You can watch Derek Jeter and Peyton Manning’s SNL 40 segment for yourself below. And for more from Saturday Night Live, head over to the show’s official site here.

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