Our Favorite Videos: Saturday Night Live

7:03 AM 11/18/2015

by THR Staff

The many sides of Saturday Night Live cast members and hosts are the focus of this segment in our look back at the Top 100 videos of the first five years of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Photographed by Frank W. Ockenfels 3 and Joe Pugliese
  • The Five Timers' Club

    Photographed by Frank W. Ockenfels 3 and Joe Pugliese

    The Hollywood Reporter sat down for an interview with members of SNL's Five Timers Club in February 2015, including Chevy Chase, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Elliot Gould, Ben Affleck, Candice Bergen, Drew Barrymore and Danny DeVito.

  • The Writers

    The SNL Writers’ Room has produced many name talents such as Sarah Silverman, Conan O’Brien, Bob Odenkirk and John Mulaney. In this Hollywood Reporter exclusive, we sit with many more to hear about the ins and outs of creating timeless sketches. 

  • Dana Carvey and Bill Hader


    Bill Hader was intimidated by a guy covered in props (Andy Samberg) in the elevator on his way to his SNL audition. Dana Carvey had stand-up gigs at a pizza parlor before his SNL break, which marked the first time he had ever done sketch comedy.

  • Andy Samberg and Molly Shannon

    Andy Samberg did an impression of Jimmy Fallon for his SNL audition, and Molly Shannon started out as a serious dramatic actress before it was suggested she audition for SNL.

  • Fred Armisen's Backstage Tour

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    Armisen gave THR a private studio tour of the stage in 2011, showing where musical acts like Paul McCartney have played and a special note left for Chris Farley.