10: Cecily Strong Within one year, she was promoted to a repertory player and co-anchored Weekend Update with Seth Meyers before his exit later that season. 

9: Phil Hartman He was a part of the LA-based sketch group "The Groundlings," where he helped create the character of Pee-Wee Herman with Paul Reubens. 

8: Tina Fey Once she and Jimmy Fallon were cast as Weekend Update co-anchors, she began to thrive as one of the show's biggest stars. 

7: Kenan Thompson Thompson started his career on Nickelodeon, starring in All That, then later a sitcom with Kel Mitchell called Kenan & Kel. 

6: Kate McKinnon However, once she began playing Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, her star power was finally realized. 

5: Bill Hader Bill was renowned for his impressions and characters, such as New York City correspondent Stefon, or Italian talk show host Vinny Vedecci. 

4: Will Ferrell However, his time on Saturday Night Live is one of the most flawless displays of comedic greatness the show's had. 

3: Gilda Radner she paved the road for future female comedians. She easily won the hearts of audiences with characters like Roseanne Roseannadanna. 

2: Eddie Murphy He reprised all of his fan-favorite characters and completely blew the roof off 30 Rockefeller Center, even thirty years later. 

1: Chris Farley Farley joined the show in 1990, quickly befriending fellow castmates like Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Rob Schneider.