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The Best SNL Cast Members Of All Time

List RulesVote up the best cast members based on their performances on SNL.

Saturday Night Live 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 funny men 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 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.

Who are the most famous people to graduate from Saturday Night Live? This list answers that question along with who are the best SNL cast members of all time.

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  • 1
    11,164
    4,178
    1990-1995
  • 2
    9,196
    3,474
    1980-1984
  • 3
    9,441
    3,575
    1977-1980
  • 4
    10,856
    4,131

    Will Ferrell

    1995-2002
  • 5
    8,081
    3,105
    1975-1979
  • 6
    7,663
    3,007
    1986-1993
  • 7
    7,980
    3,150

    Phil Hartman

    1986-1994
  • 8
    8,364
    3,314

    John Belushi

    1975-1979
  • 9
    7,861
    3,101

    Mike Myers

    1989-1995
  • 10
    8,762
    3,503

    Tina Fey

    2000-2006
  • 11
    6,900
    2,751

    Gilda Radner

    1975-1980
  • 12
    8,017
    3,255
    2005-2013
  • 13
    6,916
    3,375
    2001-2008
  • 14
    8,076
    3,698
    1990-1995
  • 15
    6,774
    2,754
    Charley Feldman added

    Kate McKinnon

    2012-present
  • 16
    7,575
    3,247

    Kristen Wiig

    2005-2012
  • 17
    6,170
    3,080
    1990-1996
  • 18
    5,613
    2,946
    1990-1993
  • 19
    4,742
    2,671

    Maya Rudolph

    2000-2007
  • 20
    4,709
    2,538

    Jane Curtin

    1975-1980
  • 21
    4,737
    2,557

    Molly Shannon

    1995-2001
  • 22
    5,251
    3,107
    2005-2012
  • 23
    4,447
    2,776

    Martin Short

    1984-1985
  • 24
    4,759
    2,784

    Kenan Thompson

    2003-present
  • 25
    5,531
    3,230

    Norm Macdonald

    1993-1998