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The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s  

Lisa Waugh
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The '90s for Saturday Night Live was just as tumultuous as the '80s had be as NBC executives continued to mess with the show's content and got rid of cast members they didn’t like, such as Adam Sandler and Chris Farley. Lorne Michaels stood his ground, or tried to, and continued to go after fresh talent, making way for Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, and Chris Rock. Despite the ups and downs, there was some great comedy happening on the SNL stage in the 1990s. Which '90s SNL cast members were the greatest?

As Michaels stacked up the cast, a rift occurred between the vets and the newbies, making life in general very tense. When key players Phil Hartman and Dana Carvey left, the gap widened. Saturday Night Live suffered from this upheaval and was, at times, uneven. SNL was definitely having an identity crisis and change was needed. However, as audiences tuned in and out, Will Ferrell became a star and some of the most memorable and best Saturday Night Live characters were born.

Despite the drama, the cast of Saturday Night Live in the nineties was full of great talent and some of funny people who would go down in history as the best comedians of all time. If you were in charge of SNL in the '90s, which cast members would have been your go-tos? Upvote the best SNL featured players and cast members who were on the show in the '90s below!

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Victoria Jackson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
midnightq2 added age 59

1986 to 1992

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Jim Breuer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51
1995 - 1998
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Horatio Sanz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 46
1998 - 2006
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Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 67
1985 - 1995
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Colin Quinn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 59
1995 - 2000
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Michael McKean is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 71
1994 - 1995
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Jay Mohr is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 48
1993 - 1995 1993 - 1995
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Chris Elliott is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 58
1994 - 1995
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Nora Dunn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 66
1985 - 1990
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Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54
1994 - 1995
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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 48
1993 - 1994
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David Koechner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 56
1995 - 1996
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Ellen Cleghorne is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 53
1991 - 1995
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Mark McKinney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 59
1995 - 1997
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Melanie Hutsell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 50
1991 - 1994
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Siobhan Fallon Hogan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 57
1991 - 1992
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Laura Kightlinger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 49
1994 - 1995
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Nancy Carell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 52
1995 - 1996
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Beth Cahill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 55
1991 - 1992
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Morwenna Banks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 57
1995 - 1995 
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Fred Wolf is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54
1995 - 1996