The Best Current SNL Cast Members
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 Cecily Strong and long-time sketch comedy veterans Kenan Thompson and Colin Jost, as well as newer faces like Bowen Yang and Ego Nwodim 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 2022-23? This list features the entire current cast, including repertory and featured players.
Joined 2003Kenan Thompson (born May 10, 1978) is an American actor and comedian. He has been a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live since 2003, making him the longest-tenured cast ...more
Joined 2016Michael 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 is a ...more
Joined 2017Heidi 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 Cooch ...more
Joined 2014Colin Kelly Jost (, born June 29, 1982) is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He has been a writer for Saturday Night Live since 2005 and "Weekend Update" co-anchor since 2014. He also served ...more
Joined 2014Michael Che Campbell (born May 19, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. He is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he serves as co-anchor on Weekend Update and ...more
Joined 2019Bowen Yang (Chinese: 楊伯文; born November 6, 1990) is an Australian-born American actor, comedian, podcaster, and writer based in New York City. He co-hosts a comedy pop-culture podcast, Las ...more