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Last week for our Comic of the Week we had a handful of comedians jumbled up within the Comic of the Week, but for this week we’ve got so many that you’re pockets will be stuffed with star-studded celebrities, all alumni’s from Saturday Night Live. Here is a list of all the funny people we have lined up for you:
-Dana Carvey—Joined SNL in 1986 and along with Kevin Nealon, Phil Hartman and Jan Hooks helped turn the show into must-see television once again. Carvey is known for his spot-on celebrity and public figure impersonations.
-Billy Crystal—Was a member of SNL during the 1984-1985 season but went on to guest host numerous times.
-Jimmy Fallon—He landed a spot on SNL in the 1998-1999 season. He performed signiture song parodies and kept doing so when he took over Update.
-Janeane Garofalo—She was a cast member for only six months during the 1994-1995 season.
-Norm Macdonald—He joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1993 and did various celebrity impressions and took over Weekend Update when Kevin Nealon left.
-Dennis Miller—Joined the cast in 1885 when he was discovered by Lorne Michaels at The Comedy Store. He immediately started hosting Weekend Update after Christopher Guest left. Miller left the show in 1991 and the Update chair went to Kevin Nealon.
-Tracy Morgan—Joined the cast in `1996 where he was a regular member until 2003.
-Eddie Murphey—Helped revitalize the series in the 80s with popular characters such as a grown Buckwheat from Little Rascals.
-Gilda Radner—She was a member of the freshman group on the first season of Saturday Night Live. She stayed as a cast member for five years from 1975 -1980. And in 1978 she won an Emmy for her work on SNL.
-Chris Rock—He became a cast member in 1990. Himself, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Schnieder, and David Spade were known as the Bad Boys of SNL.
-Adam Sandler—He was first hired as a writer for SNL when Denis Miller saw his show in Las Angeles and recommended him to Lorne Michaels. He then became a featured player performing songs on the show.
-Rob Schnieder—Joined SNL in 1988. He also started out as a writer then moved up to full cast member. He left the show in 1994.
-David Spade—He joined the show in 1990 also by a recommendation from Dennis Miller. His sarcasm and smart aleck behavior won him popularity with viewers. Though most of his friends left around 1995, Spade stayed another season to help transition in the new cast.
We’ll be playing all of these incredibly talented people all week long so be sure to keep your eyes active and listen for these legends of comedy!
Article By: Sam Dysart