20 Celebrities That Auditioned For Saturday Night Live And Were Rejected



Saturday Night Live has been a staple on NBC for 40 years now and we have seen many famous faces get their start on the show. From Tina Fey to Steve Martin and Jimmy Fallon, many comedic actors got their big break after Lorne Michaels cast them on his hit TV show. However, Michaels also rejected many other comedians along the way. Check out these 20 celebrities that auditioned for Saturday Night Live, but were turned down!

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey really tried hard at getting on SNL, as he auditioned twice and was turned down both times! They missed out, as he went on to be a member of In Living Color and is making millions for his movie roles.

Kevin Hart

It seems like Kevin Hart had already made a name for himself in Hollywood and was trying to get a spot on SNL, as he auditioned in 2013! Maybe he didn’t want to do 50 movies every year? They turned him down though, so movies it is!

Zach Galifianakis

Zach auditioned in 1999, but they didn’t get the charm and comedy that we have all grown to love from him since The Hangover. He is fine with it though, as he has gone on to host in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

T.J. Miller

T.J. Miller auditioned for SNL in 2008 and there are rumors circulating about how it went. Some say he brought beer to the audition and threw a can of it at Lorne Michaels. He said that is not how it went, but he did bring beer to the holding room and he offered it to the others auditioning, but it was just awkward between everyone.