The Best Saturday Night Live Stars of All Time Story

Saturday Night Live is one of the most well-known and beloved comedy series of all time. Since its debut in 1975, it’s managed to entertain audiences worldwide, becoming one of the most popular, long-running sketch shows in the history of comedy.

It’s one of those series that could feasibly be around forever, relying on the talents of the dozens and dozens of incredible cast members over the years who graced SNL’s stage. 

John Belushi

One of the original SNL cast members (you’ll be seeing quite a few of them here), John Belushi was likely the most notably chaotic and high-strung of the principal SNL founders. 

Gilda Radner

It speaks volumes about Gilda Radner that she was able to stand up with, and in some cases even surpass, the talents of iconic performers like John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray. 

Chevy Chase

It’s fair to say Chevy Chase was SNL’s first breakout star, evidenced by the short but impressive single season he spent working on the show. Watching him, you felt you were witnessing the next big thing in comedy, a man full of charm and charisma able to make you laugh with his signature slapstick comedy, sight gags, or memorable one-liners.

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd may be known today as a supporting player in many memorable SNL sketches, but such a description does not do him any justice.