20 Celebrities That Auditioned For Saturday Night Live And Were Rejected



The Kids In The Hall

The Kids In The Hall was produced by Lorne Michaels and came to an end in 1995. They all came and auditioned for SNL, but only Mark McKinney was accepted. He only lasted one year on the show though.

Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. auditioned for SNL back in 1993 along with Laura Kightlinger, Sarah Silverman, Jay Mohr, and Dave Attell at Catch a Rising Star. Kightlinger, Silverman and Mohr made the show, but we think Louis got over it with the success he has had since then!

John Goodman

The show definitely didn’t want him as part of the cast, but they wanted him to host! Goodman auditioned in 1980 and was turned down, but has gone on to host 13 times, only behind Alec Baldwin (16) and Steve Martin (15) as the most.

Jeff Ross

Jeff Ross is known as the Roast King, but he wanted a shot at that Weekend Update desk in 2000 when Colin Quinn left the show. However, Tina Fey took the spot with Jimmy Fallon and that was one wise choice by Lorne Michaels.