'Saturday Night Live': 5 Ex-Castmembers Who Killed It As Host

Will Ferrell NY Photo Call - H 2014
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Will Ferrell NY Photo Call - H 2014

Unless Justin Timberlake is involved in an episode, it really doesn't get much better than seeing an old castmember welcomed back into the fold. 

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It's almost time for Bill Hader's (hopefully) triumphant return to Saturday Night Live, but before that happens, let's take a look at the ex-castmember's he'll inevitably be compared to.

Jimmy Fallon (2013)

Fallon had one of last season's strongest episodes, thanks to help from Timberlake. Strangely, it was Timberlake's impersonation of Fallon (playing up his tendency to be ridiculously positive) that was the funniest of the night.

Tina Fey (2013)

Tina Fey excelled with the most-talked about sketch of her episode, a parody that put Girls in the hot seat. Newcomer Noel Wells was a standout, though sadly her time on SNL would end up being short.

Kristen Wiig (2013)

Wiig's May 2013 episode had a few standout moments, most notably her teamup with Kate McKinnon for a 1-800 Flowers spoof.

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Will Ferrell (2012)

How we'd missed Will Ferrell's George W. Bush, and teaming him up with Jason Sudeikis' Joe Biden was gold, Bush said of their critics: "They're all brains. You and me, we're all guts and balls."

Martin Short and Chevy Chase (1986)

A key component to any former castmember's hosting success is who they can bring to the table. Martin Short and Chevy Chase brought along their Three Amigos costar Steve Martin. Not bad, guys.

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Oct. 11, 5:51 p.m. An earlier version of this story misidentified Steve Martin as a former SNL castmember. THR regrets the error.