When some people from TMZ asked Chevy Chase to name the funniest four people from all of Saturday Night Live, it took him some time, but he answered with Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, and Bill Murray. And I’m sorry, but no.
I never was a huge fan of the early episodes of SNL. Maybe I was too young when I watched them to get it, maybe I grew up with a different cast and that taints my view, but I’ve never understood it when people speak of the old days of this show like not a single good, funny thing was shown post-1980, and I just think that’s so sad. And I’m not saying that SNL doesn’t suck now, because it kind of does sometimes, but there have definitely been some funny moments in recent years, and the show has definitely featured some insanely funny people throughout its history.
If I had to name my top four favorite cast members, it would probably be Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, and Molly Shannon, with very honorable mentions to Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, David Spade, and Phil Hartman. What would yours be?