’s sketch variety series Saturday Night Live
has been going strong for over 40 years now. Several generations of comedy legends have started out as SNL cast members – John Belushi
, Eddie Murphy
, Kristen Wiig
, Will Ferrell
, Dan Aykroyd
, Adam Sandler
, Chris Rock
, Bill Murray
, Tina Fey
, Amy Poehler
, Mike Myers
, and many, many more – and it’s seen as a breeding ground for comic talent.
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During their tenures, each truly great cast member will play at least one or two really memorable characters in a series of recurring sketches. So, here are The 10 Funniest Saturday Night Live Original Characters Ever, Ranked.