Saturday Night Live will soon begin its 42nd season. Iconic for its characters, sketches, and movie spin-offs, it’s launched the careers of hundreds of comedians. In the chart below we compare 16 of the longest-tenured cast members—each serving at least eight seasons—comparing their duration, the number of characters and impressions, and their credits outside of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
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How it’s made:
Number of seasons: According to SNL Archives.
Number of characters: Unique characters that make regular appearances, as defined by SNL Archives.
Number of impressions: Total number of impressions throughout time with the show according to SNL Archives.
Number of guest appearances: Either as a host or otherwise, according to SNL Archives.
IMDb acting credits: Number of total acting credits from their entire career. Source IMBd.
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