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List Rules Saturday Night Live cast members only. No hosts.

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 time for up-and-coming comedic talent. Stand-up comedians, impressionists, and actor graduates of improv comedy groups like Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade make up the bulk of SNL cast lists. In turn, the show has developed and produced some of the greatest funnymen (and women) in entertainment. So who are the best SNL cast members of all time?

In the early years, the SNL casts were touted as the "Not Ready for Prime-Time Players," part of a late night cast with material too risque for general audiences. As the show and the cast members matured, stars broke out to become some of the most successful film and TV actors in the business. Famous SNL alumni include established stars ranging from John Belushi to Chris Rock to Amy Poehler.

This is a list of the funnest SNL cast members ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list, which makes these rankings an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion. Vote for your favorites to move them to the top of the list, or press re-rank to create your own list of the funniest people in Saturday Night Live history.

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list ordered by
1
5,711 2,206
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1977-1980
2
4,954 2,037
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1979
3
6,601 2,354
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1995
4
4,970 1,337
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1979
5
5,199 1,834
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1980-1984
6
4,748 1,772
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1994
7
6,519 2,123
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1995-2002
8
4,623 1,847
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1989-1995
9
4,427 1,681
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1993
10
5,136 2,166
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2000-2006
11
3,965 1,475
Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980
12
4,230 2,447
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1995
13
4,293 1,999
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2005-2012
14
4,070 1,817
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2001-2008
15
3,604 2,287
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1977
16
3,329 1,849
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1996
17
3,010 1,812
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1993
18
4,289 1,494
Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2005-2013
19
3,178 1,999
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1993-1998
20
3,524 2,488
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1998-2004
21
2,553 1,751
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1985-1990
22
2,717 1,309
Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980
23
2,532 1,693
Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1984-1985
24
2,083 1,612
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1995
25
2,331 1,614
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1984-1985