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  • Sasheer Zamata
    Sasheer Zamata Moore (/zəˈmeɪtə/), known professionally as Sasheer Zamata, is an American actress and comedian who is a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Her first appearance on the show was January ...
  • Scarlett Johansson
    Date of Birth 22 November 1984, New York City, New York, USA Birth Name Scarlett I. Johansson Height 5' 4¼" (1.63 m) MINI BIOGRAPHY Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City to Melanie...
  • Tim Robinson
    Tim Robinson is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is known for his work on Saturday Night Live , where he was a featured player and also served as a staff writer.
  • Bobby Moynihan
    Robert "Bobby" Moynihan is an American actor, voice actor and comedian, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live , where he has been a cast member since 2008.
  • Robin Duke
    Robin Duke is a Canadian actress, comedian, and voice actress. Duke may be best known for her work on the television comedy series SCTV and, later, Saturday Night Live . She co-founded Women Fully Clot...

Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a live US-American late-night television sketch comedy and variety show developed by Lorne Michaels and Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC, a terrestrial television network in the United States, on October 11, 1975.

Lorne Michaels had a vision: to bring live late-night comedy/variety to television. NBC was playing reruns of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson on Saturday nights, but wanted to feature new programming instead. And so, SNL was born, albeit under the name NBC's Saturday Night, since sportscaster Howard Cosell was already using the name Saturday Night Live for his own prime-time comedy/variety show. Michaels also parodied Cosell's cast, who had been named "The Prime Time Players," by billing his own cast as the "Not Ready For Prime Time Players."


Saturday Night Live is one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States with over 780 episodes broadcast over the span of 40 seasons as of 2015. A number of the show's sketches have been developed into feature films.


Throughout its more than three decades on air, Saturday Night Live has received a number of awards, including 36 Primetime Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and three Writers Guild of America Awards. In 2000, it was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. It was ranked tenth on TV Guide's "50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time" list, and in 2007 it was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME." As of 2015, the show had received a total of 156 Emmy nominations, the most by a single series in television history. The live aspect of the show has resulted in several controversies and acts of censorship, with mistakes and intentional acts of sabotage by performers and guests alike.

List of cast members on Wikipedia

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  • Jenny Slate
  • Nasim Pedrad

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Five-Timers Club

Facetiously dubbed by Tom Hanks in 1990 as "one of the most exclusive clubs in the world," the performers who have either hosted or appeared as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live at least five times are often given special recognition on the show.

List of Five-Timers on Wikipedia