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List Rules Actors on the current season of Saturday Night Live

List of the best current Saturday Night Live cast members, as ranked by fans and casual critics. SNL has been on for 42 glorious seasons. The show has been known for scooping up the most talented improv and comedy actors on the underground circuit and turning them into comedy superstars. In 2012, many of the SNL cast members who were carrying the weight of the show for years - including Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, and Fred Armisen - left the cast and left plenty of room for newcomers to shine. The current cast of SNL is filled with newcomers who have yet to make a big name for themselves in sketch comedy. The present season has allowed these lesser known cast members to properly sparkle. 

This list features long time cast members like Bobby Moynihan and long-time sketch comedy veteran Kenan Thompson, as well as newer faces like Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon who prove themselves on a weekly basis. Not only is individual comedy prowess important, illustrating an ability to work as a comedy team puts some of these cast members among the best of the best. The SNL current cast is versatile and can do it all. 

Who are the best SNL cast members still on the show in 2016-2017? This list features the entire current cast, including repertory and featured players.

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Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members
Kate McKinnon age 31

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Cecily Strong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members
Cecily Strong age 31

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Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

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Bobby Moynihan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

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Vanessa Bayer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members
Vanessa Bayer age 34

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Aidy Bryant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members
Aidy Bryant age 28

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Pete Davidson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members
Pete Davidson

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Leslie Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

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Beck Bennett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members
Beck Bennett age 31

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Colin Jost is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members
Colin Jost age 33

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Michael Che is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members
Michael Che age 32

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Kyle Mooney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members
Kyle Mooney age 31

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Sasheer Zamata is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

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Mikey Day is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members
Mikey Day age 35

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Melissa Villaseñor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members
Melissa Villaseñor

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Alex Moffat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members
Alex Moffat