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The Best Current SNL Cast Members 

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List Rules Actors on the current season of Saturday Night Live

List of the best current Saturday Night Live cast members, as ranked by fans and casual critics. SNL has been on for 45 glorious seasons. The show has been known for scooping up the most talented improv and comedy actors on the underground circuit and turning them into comedy superstars. In 2012, many of the SNL cast members who were carrying the weight of the show for years - including Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, and Fred Armisen - left the cast and left plenty of room for newcomers to shine. The current cast of SNL is filled with newcomers who have yet to make a big name for themselves in sketch comedy. The present season has allowed these lesser known cast members to properly sparkle. 

This list features long time cast members like Bobby Moynihan and long-time sketch comedy veterans Kenan Thompson and Kate McKinnon, as well as newer faces like Melissa Villaseñor and Kate McKinnon who prove themselves on a weekly basis. Not only is individual comedy prowess important, illustrating an ability to work as a comedy team puts some of these cast members among the best of the best. The SNL current cast is versatile and can do it all. 

Who are the best SNL cast members still on the show in 2019-20? This list features the entire current cast, including repertory and featured players.

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Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2012

Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984) is an American actress, comedian, and musician widely known as a regular cast member on The Big Gay Sketch Show (2007–2010) and Saturday Night ...more

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Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2003

Kenan Thompson ( born May 10, 1978) is an American actor and comedian. Thompson began his acting career in the early 1990s, and garnered fame as an original cast member of Nickelodeon's sketch ...more

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Cecily Strong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2012

Cecily Strong is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian. She is a cast member of Saturday Night Live, joining the show in 2012.

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Beck Bennett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2013

Beck Bennett is an American actor, writer, and comedian known for the AT&T "It's Not Complicated" commercials where he interviews kids and his sketch videos with the comedy group ...more
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Aidy Bryant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2012

Aidy Bryant is an American actress and comedian, best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, beginning in season 38.

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Mikey Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2016

Michael William Day (born March 20, 1980) is an American actor, comedian and writer. A native of Orange County, California, Day studied theater at the University of California, Los Angeles, and ...more
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Michael Che is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2014

Michael Che (born Michael Che Campbell; May 19, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he serves as co-anchor on Weekend ...more

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Heidi Gardner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2017

Heidi Lynn Gardner (born July 27, 1983) is an American actress, comedian, and voice actress, who currently works as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. She also voices the anthropomorphic cat ...more

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Colin Jost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2014

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Alex Moffat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2016

Alex Moffat (born March 25, 1982) is an American actor, comedian, and cast member on Saturday Night Live. Moffat started his comedy career as a Chicago-based improviser and featured performer at ...more
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Kyle Mooney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2013

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Melissa Villasenor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2016

Melissa Villasenor is a stand up comedian and voice impressionist. She grew up in Los Angeles and started stand up at 15 at Comedy Camp. She is a regular at the Comedy Store, the Improv comedy ...more

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Pete Davidson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2014

Peter Davidson (born November 16, 1993) is an American actor and comedian. He is a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Davidson has also appeared on the MTV shows Guy Code, Wild 'n Out, and ...more
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Chris Redd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2017

Christopher Jerell Redd is an American actor and stand-up comedian currently in the cast of Saturday Night Live. Redd attended Gregory Middle School and Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, ...more
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Ego Nwodim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2018

Ego Nwodim is an American comedian and actress. Nwodim was added to the cast of Saturday Night Live in September 2018. She's also known for her small roles in Singularity (2017), Galactic War ...more

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Bowen Yang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2019

Bowen Yang (born 1990) is an American writer, comedian, and actor. He joined the writing staff of Saturday Night Live (SNL) in September 2018. He is known for lip-syncing videos on Twitter. In ...more
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Chloe Fineman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current SNL Cast Members

Joined 2019

Chloe Rose Fineman is an American actress, writer, and comedian who is a featured player on the forty-fifth season of Saturday Night Live. Fineman has performed in The Groundlings troupe in Los ...more