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15 Celebrities Who Have been Banned from Saturday Night Live

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A lot of people don’t know that Saturday Night Live actually banned famous celebrities from appearing on the show ever again. The show has tackled controversial topics in their skits but some of their guests have gone too far. There are others who were kicked out for life because they messed up their appearances so badly. This just shows Lorne Michaels isn’t afraid to give even the biggest stars the boot.  Here are fifteen celebrities who have been banned from Saturday Night Live.

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62 thoughts on “15 Celebrities Who Have been Banned from Saturday Night Live

    • Please, Norm MacDonald is one of the lamest “comedians” ever. The guy is just not funny. And he never has been. I quit watching the show when he took over the news portion because I couldn’t bear it it was so awful.

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      • MacDonald wasn’t funny on SNL. Unless he was impersonating Burt Reynolds, that is.

        But listen sometime to recordings of his non-SNL routines and sketches. They’re hilarious.

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    • Right. 99 percent of people don’t find the guy funny at all…thus he is to funny for people to understand. Love the “you aren’t smart enough” to get it routine. Dane Cook fans have been pulling that tripe for years.

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  1. I thought the only requirement for hosting was that you had to have a pulse. SNL was noteworthy and even occassionally great for the first few years but it has been in a slow descent into obscurity ever since. It’s just taking too long to to get there.

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  2. SNL is DVR fodder. No way you can watch it live. You have to be able to skip most of the bits. Typically the opening and Weekend News are the only palatable parts.

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        • Yes, MSNBC is on the air.

          The reality my good man is people who watch Fox News do so because the have a need for validation of their views. Fox provides that validation. People who watch Fox are simply not open to the possibility opposing views may have some validity.

          On the other hand, progressive folks typically base their views on a more complete package. In other words, they weigh different views and develop a solid position. Such people do not need the constant validation wing nuts require. Hence they do not tune into MSNBC with the same frequency as do those who love Fox.

          Regardless of one’s view, restricting information to only one dogma, such as that espoused by Fox or Limbaugh, never results in an honest result.

          But please do continue to dwell in the world of Fox and continue as a angry person.

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  3. Who care about SNL, who cares about celebrities & who cares about idiot unholy cesspool wood, all it produces is garbage along with the no talented idiots it thinks are talented. TV went down the tube years ago. All celebrities are capitalist pigs who drain our pocket books with there wayyyyy over paid demanded salaries in which we pay through higher priced products! Who needs $300 million dollars to live on like Ray Ramone from Every body loves Raymond or the fat guy from King of Queens who gets by on around $250 million! Then we have Steven Segall who loves & approves of Putin & is a cop here in the states?

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    • So your feeling is that if they are able to get more money, they shouldn’t ask? Guess you don’t ask for raises at your job? Or is it just people making more than you that are pigs for ask? LOL

      You don’t like the capitalist thing? Move. Russia is nice this time of year comrad…

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  4. Lorne Michaels hasn’t been relevant for years–he’s like the boxer who became a washed up loser for staying in the game for long after their prime

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  5. Who cares about SNL really? The show has been going down hill for many years now. Hardly any of the skits and performers are funny. SNL just isn’t what it once was and really it wouldn’t bother me one way or the other if they took it off the air. It’s garbage nowadays.

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  6. Last 2 elections it was found that most information (slanderous) was from SNL.
    They knows this because of errors in the “spoof” said on SNL VS what the news would report.
    Lesson.. Democrats vote via SNL opinions.

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  7. Funny thing is you could put these people together with the exception of the deceased ones and Seagall(who acts like he is dead) and they would put on a better show than SNL has seen in decades.

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  8. I like the guys who were banned better than ANY recent episode of SNL I’ve seen. Yup, they want audience programming to go THEIR way, don’t they?

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  9. I love how every time SNL comes up on the internet, the armchair pundits who haven’t watched it in 30 years declare it irrelevant, unfunny, desperate for a ratings boost, and that “no one cares.”

    Yet appearing on SNL remains on the must-do list of every campaigning politician and every actor trying to recover from a PR disaster…every actor with a hit movie or show still considers being invited to host SNL one of the perks of having hit “the big time”…the show continues to hire unknown performers who go on to hugely successful careers (Will Farrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers)…because it is irrelevant, unfunny, and no one cares.

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