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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
5,737 2,215
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1977-1980
2
4,978 2,048
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1979
3
6,629 2,367
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1995
4
5,223 1,846
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1980-1984
5
4,994 1,347
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1979
6
4,773 1,787
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1994
7
6,551 2,137
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1995-2002
8
4,640 1,861
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1989-1995
9
4,453 1,691
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1993
10
5,157 2,182
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2000-2006
11
3,993 1,481
Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980
12
4,256 2,460
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1995
13
4,324 2,008
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2005-2012
14
4,090 1,828
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2001-2008
15
3,619 2,306
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1977
16
3,346 1,861
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1996
17
3,030 1,823
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1993
18
4,315 1,506
Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2005-2013
19
3,195 2,014
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1993-1998
20
3,541 2,507
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1998-2004
21
2,572 1,760
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1985-1990
22
2,744 1,314
Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980
23
2,551 1,704
Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1984-1985
24
2,094 1,626
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1995
25
2,453 1,673
Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2005-2013