Worst Saturday Night Live Cast Members

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The Top Ten

1 Colin Quinn Colin Quinn Colin Edward Quinn is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. On television, he is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he anchored Weekend Update, on MTV's 1980's game show Remote Control, where he served as the announcer/sidekick, and as host of Comedy Central's late-night ...read more.

Colin never found his audience on snl, but he is not the worst ever.(Terry Sweeny, Aidy Bryant, Chris Kattan, Leslie Jones come to mind). He did an adequate job on Weekend Update. And is actually a brilliant stand-up and an accomplished writer. - kpopcraze

2 Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.
3 Randy Quaid Randy Quaid Randy Randall Rudy Quaid is an American actor. He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award and an Academy Award for his role in The Last Detail.
4 Tim Robinson Tim Robinson
5 Janeane Garofalo  Janeane Garofalo Janeane Garofalo is an American film actress, stand-up comedian, liberal political activist, and writer.

Not actually a comedian, how did she even get on the show?

6 Sarah Silverman Sarah Silverman Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, and writer. Her comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, sexism, politics, and religion, sometimes having her comic character endorse them in a satirical or deadpan fashion. ...read more.

Never has been and never will be remotely funny or talented.

Just not even a little bit funny- the reality is her whole schtick was that she was pretty, and now that she is old she is not even pretty any more. She tried to create some interest by doing a nude scene in a movie, but nobody even cared.

7 Paul Brittain Paul Brittain
8 Ben Stiller Ben Stiller Benjamin Edward Meara "Ben" Stiller is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is well known for his roles in various comedies including There's Something About Mary, Zoolander, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, and Tropic Thunder.
9 Chris Kattan Chris Kattan Christopher Lee "Chris" Kattan is an American actor/comedian, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and his role as Bob on the first four seasons of The Middle.
10 Chris Parnell Chris Parnell

He's never made me laugh even once. Even Chris Kattan at least had gay Hitler. - truckturner

Never funny and impressions were always awful.

The irony is his on Rick and Morty so... his got something going right? - htoutlaws2012

The Contenders

11 Colin Jost Colin Jost Colin Kelly Jost is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and writer for the TV program Saturday Night Live.

Jost is like a lab created generic white guy who can read lines just well enough to be Weekend Update host. He has zero personality and very little to offer. He's just another northeastern dude who went to an elite college and managed to get on SNL.

12 Aidy Bryant Aidy Bryant

Zero acting ability, looks like she's in a 6th grade play. Something is off about her mannerisms. She could be a brilliant comedic writer, but she is distracting to watch because she seems to act very unnaturally.

13 Michael Che Michael Che Michael Che is an American comedian, writer, and actor. He was briefly a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and has previously worked as a writer for Saturday Night Live.
14 Jay Mohr Jay Mohr
15 Ellen Cleghorne Ellen Cleghorne
16 David Koechner David Koechner David Michael Koechner is an American character actor and comedian best known for playing roles such as Champ Kind in the Anchorman films and Todd Packer on NBC's The Office.
17 Casey Wilson Casey Wilson
18 Gary Kroeger Gary Kroeger
19 Gilbert Gottfried Gilbert Gottfried Gilbert Gottfried is an American stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist. His numerous roles in film and television include voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin, Digit in the children's cartoon/educational math-based show Cyberchase and Kraang Subprime in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
20 Chris Elliott Chris Elliott
21 Ann Risley Ann Risley
22 Abby Elliott Abby Elliott Abby Elliott is an American actress and comedian best known for her four seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for co-starring on the Bravo series Odd Mom Out.
23 Rob Riggle Rob Riggle Robert Allen "Rob" Riggle, Jr. is an American actor, comedian and retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer.
24 Fred Armisen Fred Armisen
25 Tony Rosato Tony Rosato Tony Rosato is an Italian-Canadian actor and voice actor who has appeared in television and movies in both Canada and the United States.
26 Laura Kightlinger  Laura Kightlinger
27 Nancy Walls Nancy Walls Nancy Ellen Carell, professionally known as Nancy Walls, is an American actress, comedian and writer best known for her work on Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show and The Office. In 2016, she co-created the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca with her husband, Steve Carell.
28 Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien
29 John Milhiser John Milhiser
30 Michael McKean Michael McKean
31 Jenny Slate  Jenny Slate

SNL just wasn't for her. She seemed to be bored and anxious all the time. Obvious child was a great movie and I think that's what she should be doing. Live T.V. just isn't for her and it makes me wonder how she was even a stand up/at an improv group before joining SNL.

32 Terry Sweeney Terry Sweeney
33 Pamela Stephenson Pamela Stephenson
34 Nasim Pedrad Nasim Pedrad Nasim Pedrad is an Iranian American actress and comedian best known for her five seasons as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and for co-starring in the short-lived Fox sitcom Mulaney.
35 Dean Edwards  Dean Edwards
36 Finesse Mitchell Finesse Mitchell
37 Sasheer Zamata Sasheer Zamata
38 Andy Samberg Andy Samberg Andy Samberg is an American actor and comedian. He is a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island, he portrays the childish but charming Detective Jake Peralta on the police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-nine, and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, where he and his fellow group members have been credited ...read more.

He's an idiot I was expecting him to be higher - simpsondude

39 Christine Ebersole Christine Ebersole
40 Jerry Minor Jerry Minor
41 Damon Wayans Damon Wayans
42 Anthony Michael Hall Anthony Michael Hall
43 Siobhan Fallon Siobhan Fallon
44 Morwenna Banks Morwenna Banks
45 Joan Cusack Joan Cusack Joan Cusack is an American actress. She received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in the romantic comedy-drama Working Girl and the romantic comedy In & Out as well as one Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the latter.
46 A. Whitney Brown A. Whitney Brown
47 Gail Matthius Gail Matthius
48 Brooks Wheelan Brooks Wheelan Brooks Patrick Wheelan is an American stand-up comedian who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for the 2013–2014 season.
49 Rich Hall Rich Hall Richard Travis "Rich" Hall is an American comedian, writer, and musician, first coming to prominence as a sketch comedian in the 1980s. He wrote and performed for a range of American networks, in series such as Fridays, Not Necessarily the News, and Saturday Night Live.
50 Michaela Watkins Michaela Watkins
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1. Robert Downey Jr.
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