There are many talented performers on SNL. Do you have a favorite?
Not one that's still alive, and I haven't really watched for years.
Gilda Radner back in the day
Tina and Amy
Don't watch snl
I haven't watched it in years. When I was a kid, I was obsessed with SNL. My dad had old episodes on beta tapes. I loved the original cast, but my favorite cast was in the early 90's. Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey, and Chris Rock were really great together. I'm also a huge Tina Fey fan, ever since I saw her impersonate Sarah Palin.
Great comment! I agree with you and your dad! Your dad just a little more.
Current is definitely Kate McKinnon.
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I'm a fan! I loved her Jodi Deitz character with Amy Poehler.
I don't think he's their best but he's ok with me.
Many more SNL performers have not have breakout successes than have. I'm less familiar with Keenan's early work, though I have seen Goodburger.
You're listing names you remember. It's those you don't that are more numerous. And, it also depends on how you define breakout.
First of all my young little spitfire friend, this discussion is subjective and based on what you define as breakout. Secondly, do the research. Review every member of every cast and you won't recognize most names.
You're a tough critic!
I'm not a big Fallon fan, and don't think he's that funny. But he is talented. He can sing, dance, impersonate and write. Stephen Colbert is my favorite.
I wish he would bring back that character on occasion. Johnny Carson had been my all time favorite but Colbert is even better.
Colbert can sing and dance; that's where he edges out Carson and Letterman. Yes, it is a big statement for me, having grown up with Johnny Carson. Colbert is that great!
I miss him on late night. He's not in the same class as Carson or Colbert, in my opinion. But that's a helluva bar.
I'm not sure they would have appreciated that:)!
Current cast-Kate McKinnon. Past.....Eddie Murphy, Phil Hartman, Gilda, Bill Murray, Will Ferrell. Favorite host....Steve Martin.
Their original cast members were the best ever assembled in my opinion.
All that talent and they only have 1 or 2 funny moments in a show? How
Some shows are better than others, but I think there are usually many moments of entertainment.
I've tried watching the last 2 seasons, after not watching for a bunch, and it's uncomfortable how many skits completely miss the mark. Time for a new band? Maybe :)
I think the writing is more to blame than the performers, though there are some I could do without, Michael Che for example.
I'm really enjoying this entire cast. Hard to pick one fav, but the Katie McKinnon, Cecily Strong, jay Pharaoh, and Leslie Jones are prob my top 4.
It is tough, I love 'em all too. It's been years since they had such a rich cast.
See, I loved the last cast. Tina agent, Jimmy Fallon, basically the cast of Bridesmaids/Parks and recreation, I thought they were fantastic.