Saturday Night Live: 40 best cast members over 40 seasons

Picking the greatest SNL cast members in its storied 40-year history is no easy task. This is not science, after all — what makes people laugh is pretty personal. But, we think we’ve got down a pretty solid list that truly represents the best talent the show has ever had, combining our own tastes and popular opinion. However, we are only judging the performers based their work on the show, not on any outside success. If we did, Bill Murray would probably have been No. 1.

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