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Former Cast Members We Want To See Host SNL

Updated May 13, 2019 875 votes 39 voters82 items

List RulesVote up the former SNL cast members who have not come back to host the show, but who should definitely return.

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.

  • Cheri Oteri1

    1995-2000

    Cheryl Ann Oteri (born September 19, 1962) is an American comic actress who was a regular cast...  more
  • Jason Sudeikis2

    2005-2013

    Daniel Jason Sudeikis ( suu-DAY-kiss; born September 18, 1975) is an American actor, comedian,...  more
  • Vanessa Bayer3

    2010-2017

    Vanessa Polster Bayer (born November 14, 1981) is an American actress and comedian. She is...  more
  • Bobby Moynihan4

    2008-2017

    Robert Michael Moynihan Jr. (born 1977) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer...  more
  • Ana Gasteyer5

    1996-2002

    Ana Kristina Gasteyer (born May 4, 1967) is an American actress, singer, and comedian best...  more
  • Rachel Dratch6

    1999-2006

    Rachel Susan Dratch (born February 22, 1966) is an American actress, comedian, and writer....  more
  • Gilbert Gottfried7

    1980-1981

    Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried (born February 28, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and...  more
  • Joan Cusack8

    1985-1986

    Joan Mary Cusack (; born October 11, 1962) is an American actress and comedian. She received...  more
  • Will Forte9

    2002-2010

    Orville Willis Forte IV (; born June 17, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, writer,...  more
  • Chris Parnell10

    1998-2006

    Thomas Christopher "Chris" Parnell (; born February 5, 1967) is an American actor, voice...  more
  • Garrett Morris11

    1975-1980

    Garrett Morris (born February 1, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, and singer. He was part...  more
  • Darrell Hammond12

    1995-2009

    Darrell Clayton Hammond (born October 8, 1955) is an American actor, stand-up comedian and...  more
  • Jim Breuer13

    1995-1998

    James E. Breuer (born June 21, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, and...  more
  • Victoria Jackson14

    1986-1992

    Victoria Jackson (born August 2, 1959) is an American actress, comedian, and singer who was a...  more
  • Jay Pharoah15

    2010-2016

    Jared Antonio Farrow (born October 14, 1987), better known by his stage name Jay Pharoah, is...  more
  • Laraine Newman16

    1975-1980

    Laraine Newman (born March 2, 1952) is an American comedian, actress, and writer who was part...  more
  • Abby Elliott17

    2008-2012

    Abby Elliott (born June 16, 1987) is an American actress and comedian who was a cast member on...  more
  • Taran Killam18

    2010-2016

    Taran Hourie Killam (born April 1, 1982) is an American actor, comedian, writer and singer. He...  more
  • Al Franken19

    1977-1980, 1986, 1988-1995

    Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American politician, comedian, media...  more
  • Matthew Laurance20

    1980-1981

    Matthew Laurance is an actor....  more
  • Julia Sweeney21

    1990-1994

    Julia Anne Sweeney (born October 10, 1958) is an American actress, comedian and author. She...  more
  • Sasheer Zamata22

    2014-2017

    Sasheer Zamata Moore, known professionally as Sasheer Zamata, is an American actress and...  more
  • Christopher Guest23

    1984-1985

    Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948) is a British-American...  more
  • Jim Belushi24

    1983-1985

    James Adam Belushi (; born June 15, 1954) is an Albanian-American actor, voice actor,...  more
  • Chris Kattan25

    1996-2003

    Christopher Lee Kattan (; born October 19, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, and author....  more