When Adam Sandler returned to the halls of Studio 8H in 2019 to host Saturday Night Live, many were surprised that the famed alumn hadn't appeared on the show in any big way since his firing in 1995. As it turns out, Sandler is far from the only famous former SNL cast member that hasn't returned for hosting duties. While the list of fired or retired SNL cast members is longer than the show itself, it's undeniable that the list contains just as many comedy superstars as it does duds that flamed out before we got a chance to know what they could do. So why not have some of them back in a completely new role as host?
The list of former cast members who should host Saturday Night Live is eclectic, with many of them moved on to completely new and exciting projects since their time on SNL. Whether they ended up as movie stars, sitcom legends, or bits of "Where Are They Now?" trivia, you're sure to find a name on this SNL host wish list that will make you excited.
1995-2000Cheri Oteri is an American comic actress, best known for her roles as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2000.
2010-2017Vanessa Bayer is an American actress and comedian best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live.
2008-2012Abigail "Abby" Elliott is an American actress and comedian best known for her four seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2008 to 2012. She is the daughter of comedian
2014-2017Sasheer Zamata Moore, known professionally as Sasheer Zamata, is an American actress and comedienne who became a featured player on Saturday Night Live beginning January 18, 2014.
1996Fred Wolf is an American film director, screenwriter, television writer, and former stand-up comedian.
1980-1981Matthew Laurance is an actor.
2008-2017Robert Lee Moynihan, Jr., professionally known as Bobby Moynihan, is an American actor and comedian, and since 2008 a cast member on Saturday Night Live.
1984-1985Richard "Rich" Hall is an American comedian, writer and musician.
1975-1980Laraine Newman is an American comedienne, actress, voice artist, and writer, and was part of the original SNL cast.
1985-1986Dan Vitale is an actor.