The Saturday Night

A made-by-fans catalogue & story collection of SNL auditions; with 300+ hysterical and fascinating stories behind SNL’s cast & almost-cast

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Our Top Almost-Cast Picks

Over 160 stars – icons, familiar faces & future comedy legends among them – made it all the way to Studio 8H
From “Hey, isn’t that guy from that one episode of that show?” types to – most intriguingly – the stars of tomorrow. Is the next Jim Carrey here?

300+ Members & Their Stories from the Cast & The "Almost Cast"

Browse, Filter & Sort the most complete collection of SNL audition history


We know there are countless more writers, actors, stand ups & comedians out there who have auditioned, but aren't yet on our list - see someone missing? Submit them, and we'll credit you!

Search & Sort

With hundreds of cast members & "almost" cast members, there's a lot to take in. Take a look at the filters available here - see where most comedians start before SNL, the average age to audition and more.

Our Favorites

Take a look at some of these we picked - from household names, to up and coming comedians, there's no shortage of surprises.

STay up to date

Never miss any new additions – we’re adding more auditionees, details & fun facts all the time