“Saturday Night Live” is one of the greatest American variety television shows of all time. It’s also the longest running. “SNL” was created by Lorne Michaels and developed by NBC executive Dick Ebersol. The premise of the comedy show is to have a guest host and film the show live before an audience on Saturday nights. The ensemble cast creates and performs comedic skits throughout the show. The skits parody contemporary culture and politics. “SNL” premiered on October 11, 1975. Each show has a musical guest perform.
“SNL” has welcomed back several guest hosts including Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman and Christopher Walken. Some guest hosts and bands have been pretty controversial. Lorne Michaels has even banned some from ever hosting the show again.
Here are 20 celebrities who have been banned from “SNL”.