TV The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s  

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List Rules Only Saturday Night Live cast members who were active between 2000 and 2009.

Saturday Night Live in the 2000s saw a lot of watershed events. The 2000 presidential election figured heavy in sketches, as did the advent of digital shorts, and the introduction of many memorable new cast members. But the event that most overshadowed the dawn of the era was the September 11th attacks in 2001. Despite many challenges and times when the future of comedy was uncertain, SNL made the aughts a decade of laughter, in thanks to the incredibly funny stand up comedians who came through the show at the turn of the 21st century. But which members of the 2000s SNL cast were the best?

The 2000s saw a lot of revolving casting. Players continued to pop in and out but Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, and company did inject SNL with some fresh material and make the show more watchable again. The continual auditioning, the fight for screen time, and the second guessing by writers and producers was still typical, but cast members seemed to almost expect it. With history as a guide, cast members knew the ropes a little bit better than their predecessors and some iconic Saturday Night Live sketches and characters came out of this era.

NBC's Saturday Night Live continues to evolve with each new round of cast members but the smart ones learn how to bob and weave. Who were the funniest SNL cast members in the early 2000s? Get your vote on below and let's rank! 

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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Will Ferrell age 49 - 1995 - 2002

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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Bill Hader age 38 - 2005 - 2013

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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Amy Poehler age 45 - 2001 - 2008

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Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Kristen Wiig age 43 - 2005 - 2012

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Tina Fey age 46 - 2000 - 2006

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Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Jason Sudeikis age 41 - 2005 - 2013

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Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Maya Rudolph age 44 - 2000 - 2007

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Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Andy Samberg age 38 - 2005 - 2012

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Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Darrell Hammond age 61 - 1995 - 2009

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Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Jimmy Fallon age 42 - 1998 - 2004

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Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Fred Armisen age 50 - 2002 - 2013

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Will Forte is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Will Forte age 45 - 2002 - 2010

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Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Kenan Thompson age 37 - 2003 - present

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Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Seth Meyers age 43 - 2001 - 2014 

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Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Chris Parnell age 50 - 2002 - 2006

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Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Ana Gasteyer age 49 - 1996 - 2002

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Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Rachel Dratch age 51 - 1999 - 2006

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Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Molly Shannon age 52 - 1995 - 2001 

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Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Chris Kattan age 46 - 1996 - 2003

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Nasim Pedrad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Nasim Pedrad age 35 - 2009 - 2014

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Bobby Moynihan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Bobby Moynihan age 40 - 2008 - present

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Horatio Sanz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Horatio Sanz age 47 - 1998 - 2006

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Rob Riggle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Rob Riggle age 46 - 2004 - 2005

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Michaela Watkins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Michaela Watkins age 44 - 2008 - 2009

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Casey Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Casey Wilson age 36 - 2008 - 2009

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Jenny Slate is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Jenny Slate age 35 - 2009 - 2010

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Finesse Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Finesse Mitchell age 44 - 2003 - 2006

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Dean Edwards is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Dean Edwards age 46 - 2001 - 2003

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Jeff Richards is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Jeff Richards age 41 - 2001 - 2004

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Jerry Minor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s
Jerry Minor age 46 - 2000 - 2001