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Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest and features performances b...

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  • 15 People Who Have Been Banned from SNL

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    As these banned SNL hosts and guests proved the hard way, on live television, anything can happen. These fine actors, comedians, and musicians each did something so profane, outrageous, or more

  • The Best Saturday Night Live Characters of All Time

    111,621 Votes | 46 Reranks

    The best Saturday Night Live characters of all time include classic, unforgettable characters brought to life by the best cast members on SNL. The list itself is impressive, filled with more

  • The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

    72,363 Votes | 37 Reranks

    A list of the best Saturday Night Live cast members from the show's 40 seasons. The sketch comedy show has long been a favorite of viewers, and SNL remains one of the best vehicles of all more

  • The Best Saturday Night Live Characters of All Time

    2,707 Votes

    The best 'Saturday Night Live' characters of all time include classic, unforgettable characters brought to life by the best cast members on SNL. The list itself is impressive, filled with more

  • The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni

    30,467 Votes | 12 Reranks

    This list of the most successful Saturday Night Live alumni in the show’s history, has been ranked by SNL fans. In the 40+ seasons SNL has been on the air, there have been hundreds of cast more

  • The Funniest Female SNL Alumni

    3,873 Votes | 6 Reranks

    List of the funniest women to ever be on Saturday Night Live, as ranked by SNL fans and critics. In the history of SNL there have been very few women in the cast. Although women have more

  • The Best Current SNL Cast Members

    11,436 Votes | 14 Reranks

    List of the best current Saturday Night Live cast members, as ranked by fans and casual critics. SNL has been on for 40 glorious seasons. The show has been known for scooping up the most more

  • The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts

    7,062 Votes | 2 Reranks

    "Saturday Night Live" has been around since 1975, and one of the show's trademark segments is the wonderful Weekend Update, which gives us the news, with jokes of course. The hosts more

  • The Best SNL Cast Members of the '80s

    2,516 Votes | 1 Reranks

    Ah, the legendary '80s of Saturday Night Live. Lorne Michaels left in 1980 and took a chunk of the cast and writers with him. Suffice it to say, things got weird. The show had skyrocketed in more

  • The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s

    2,221 Votes | 5 Reranks

    The '90s for Saturday Night Live was just as tumultuous as the '80s had be as NBC executives continued to mess with the show's content and got rid of cast members they didn’t like, such as more

  • The Best SNL Cast Members of the '70s

    4,291 Votes | 5 Reranks

    The show that launched some of the biggest comedy careers, and sunk a few, signed on the air on October 11, 1975 on NBC. Saturday Night Live (originally titled NBC’s Saturday Night) was a more

  • The Best Saturday Night Live Movies

    887 Votes

    List of the best Saturday Night Live movies, as ranked by SNL fan, movie critics, and film lovers. Saturday Night Live has a long history of creating memorable sketches and characters that more

  • The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s

    1,521 Votes | 3 Reranks

    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 more

  • The Greatest SNL Impressions on the Show Today

    570 Votes

    Saturday Night Live is still one of the top the incubators for celebrity impressions, most notably political figures. From former writer and current occasional guest Larry David's Bernie more

  • 25 Behind the Scenes Stories from SNL

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    Even if you’re not exactly up on the latest season of Saturday Night Live, chances are you’ve heard at least a couple of SNL stories. You never know what you’re going to get when you mix more

  • The Best SNL Skits Where the Cast Can't Stop Laughing

    679 Votes

    The best SNL skits where they laugh so much that other cast members break are the best. Saturday Night Live cast members who break character have a domino effect and the SNL sketches where more

  • 42 Famous People Rejected by Saturday Night Live

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    Saturday Night Live has been known as a launching pad and star maker for many actors and comedians. It is also a place where the people making the casting picks don’t always make the best more

  • The Best SNL Digital Shorts

    906 Votes

    Saturday Night Live is one of the longest running television programs in TV history. In the early 2000s though they started doing something a little bit different though. SNL brought on a more

  • The Best Seasons of Saturday Night Live

    1,204 Votes

    List of the best seasons of Saturday Night Live, listed from best to worst with pictures of DVD covers when available. Hardcore fans of the series often argue over what the greatest season more

  • SNL Bloopers: Funny Saturday Night Live Quotes

    245 Votes

    SNL Weekend Update quotes: The famous SNL bloopers are compiled into this list to make your day better. There have been numerous SNL hosts, and this list includes most of the Tina Fey more

  • The Best One Season SNL Cast Members

    864 Votes

    There are essentially three reasons a cast member stayed for only one season on Saturday Night Live: they already had a career and SNL was just a stop over on the way to the top, they were more

  • The Least Funny 5+ Season SNL Cast Member

    1,308 Votes | 1 Reranks

    Sometimes there have been cast members who have lasted for years on Saturday Night Live, but overall, just aren't that funny.  Maybe they can play one or two recurring characters that more

  • The Best SNL Presidential Impression

    2,884 Votes | 1 Reranks

    Saturday Night Live has put out some amazing presidential impressions over its tenure. Some were spot on with excellent makeup, while others were just the cast members in a blue suit just more

  • The Best Original SNL Cast Members

    88 Votes

    The Not Ready For Primetime Players were the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. They were hilarious with their innovative comedy. They created timeless characters that have stuck more

  • The 15 Most Shocking Moments From Saturday Night Live

    635 Votes

    Saturday Night Live premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975. That's right, this sketch comedy show has been running for more than FORTY years. With all those hours of television and all of more

  • The Best Saturday Night Live Sketches of the 1990s

    2,325 Votes

    The best Saturday Night Live sketches of the 1990s feature some of the best comedians to ever appear on the long-running comedy show, doing what they do best, making people laugh. The 1990s more

  • The Best Saturday Night Live Sketches of the 00s

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    The best Saturday Night Live sketches of the '00s brought us some of the funniest, wackiest and most memorable moments and characters to ever grace the Saturday Night Live stage. From Gilly more

  • The Best Saturday Night Live Original Cast Sketches

    1,311 Votes

    Some of the absolute best "Saturday Night Live" original cast sketches came in the show's very early years, when brilliant young comedians and actors such as John Belushi, Dan more

  • The Greatest Deceased Cast Members of SNL

    8,612 Votes | 7 Reranks

    There seemed to be a curse on some Saturday Night Live cast members as there seem to be so many that have died so young.  Others lived a more lengthy life, but we miss them all. more

  • The Best SNL Musical Performances

    1,739 Votes

    The best SNL musical performances are those special moments where the musical guest on Saturday Night Live has wowed the audience with an especially great or memorable performance. Each more

  • Rolling Stone SNL Cast Members Ranked

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    This is the Rolling Stone list of every SNL cast member, ranked best to worst, published in February 2015. At the time, there were 141 current and former Saturday Night Live cast members, more

  • The Best Saturday Night Live Sketches of the 80s

    1,577 Votes

    The best 'Saturday Night Live' sketches of the 80s featured some of the funniest and most memorable characters ever created for the show. At the center of it all: Eddie Murphy (at least for more

  • 19 Comedians You Might Not Know Wrote for SNL

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    In the world of comedy, many high-profile comedians got their start on the institution that is Saturday Night Live. Comedians who wrote for SNL would frequently go on to create popular films more

  • The 12 Most Frequent SNL Hosts

    3,260 Votes

    This list of the most frequent SNL hosts is impressive. Sure, most of us know that Alec Baldwin has hosted a lot - but did you know that he's hosted a record number of times?! Yep. Who has more

  • Youngest SNL Hosts Ever

    342 Votes

    Who are the youngest 'SNL' hosts ever? This list might surprise you. All total, 9 people under the age of 18 have hosted 'Saturday Night Live' over 36 seasons. Yes, it's a pretty short list more

  • 90s SNL Favorites: Where Are They Now?

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    Back in the old timey days of the '90s, Saturday Night Live was a hotbed for funny people. Yes, tweens, people were alive back then and they were making great comedy. SNL in the more

  • The Funniest Black SNL Cast Member

    1,878 Votes | 1 Reranks

    There have been some diverse performers on the Saturday Night Live cast.  Which are the most hilarious of SNL's black cast members?

  • Oldest SNL Hosts Ever

    154 Votes

    This list includes the oldest 'SNL' hosts ever. And it's pretty eye-opening. And, you know, totally geriatric. At this point, a dozen celebs 65 and older have graced the 'Saturday Night more

  • The Worst SNL Hosts Of All Time

    2,693 Votes | 2 Reranks

    "I'm not an actor—I'm a movie star!!!"

  • The Funniest Season 40 SNL Guest Host

    172 Votes

    Some Saturday Night Live hosts are hilarious, while others fail miserably on live TV.  They can make fun of iconic characters they've played on film, or cross-dress for a good laugh. more

  • The Shortest Lasting SNL Cast Members

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    Since 1975, "Saturday Night Live" has been the dream job for aspiring comedians everywhere. However, like all dreams, sometimes it doesn't go exactly as planned. Sometimes you get more

  • The Best Deceased Saturday Night Live Cast Member
  • The All Time Best Black Cast Members of SNL

    230 Votes | 1 Reranks

    These are the brightest, funniest, most creative Black Comedic Entertainers ever to claim the Title of Not Ready For Prime-time Player! Their work, art and passion inspired people of all more

  • The Greatest Saturday Night Live Alumni
  • The Best Deceased Saturday Night Live Cast Member
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