'Saturday Night Live' alums: Our top 10 favorites

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On October 11, 1975, the comedy institution known as "Saturday Night Live" was born. Conceived from the brain child of Lorne Michaels, the sketch comedy show became the go to for comedy lovers everywhere.

Currently in their 41st season and celebrating 40 years to the day, "Saturday Night Live" has seen it's far share of amazing talent walk through the halls of 8H. To have to narrow down favorites from the cast is very, very hard...but someone has to do it.

We've decided to make a list of our favorite SNL alums and see what they're up to now. In no particular order, enjoy some of the best cast members from the past 41 seasons of "Saturday Night Live."

1.) Chevy Chase (1975-1976)
Memorable sketches: "Weekend Update," "Landshark"
Post career: His films in the 80's will live on forever like "National Lampoon's Vacation," "Fletch," and "Caddyshack." Most recently, he reprised Clark Griswold for the "Vacation" reboot.



2.) Eddie Murphy (1980-1984)
Memorable sketches: "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood," "Gumby," "James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party"
Post career: Murphy had his fair share of hilarious movies, and it was just announced that a Netflix movie starring the SNL alum is currently in the works.



3.) Gilda Radner (1975-1980)
Memorable sketches: "Roseanne Roseannadanna," "Baba Wawa," "The Nerds"
Post career: Starred in a one woman show on Broadway and in movies like the "First Family," before she died from Ovarian cancer in 1989.



4.) John Belushi (1975-1979)
Memorable sketches: "Samurai Delicatessen," "The Blues Brothers," "Ludwig van Beethoven"
Post career: His career was just starting off with hit movies like "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers," when he died of a drug overdose in 1982



5.) Bill Murray (1977-1980)
Memorable sketches:
"Nick the Lounge Singer," "The Nerds," "Family Feud."
Post career: Starring in movies like "Caddyshack," and "Groundhog Day," Murray became one of the most successful cast members from the early years.



6.) Tina Fey (2000-2006)
Memorable sketches:
"Weekend Update," "Sarah Palin"
Post career: She created and starred in the Emmy winning NBC show, "30 Rock" as well as writing the screenplay and starring in "Mean Girls." She currently stars in the movie "Sisters" alongside Amy Poehler out in December.



7.) Kristen Wiig (2005-2012)
Memorable sketches:
"Gilly," "Target Lady," "The Lawrence Welk Show," "The Suze Orman Show"
Post career: Starred in movies like "Bridesmaids," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty "and "The Skeleton Twins" and can be next seen in the "Ghostbusters" reboot.


8.) Chris Farley (1990-1995)
Memorable sketches:
"The Gap Girls," "Matt Foley Motivational Speaker," "Chippendales Audition"
Post career: Starred in movies like "Black Sheep" and "Tommy Boy," until he died of a drug overdose in 1997.



9.) Molly Shannon (1995-2001)
Memorable sketches:
"NPR's Delicious Schweddy Balls," "Mary Katherine Gallagher"
Post career: She's appeared in Tina Fey's "30 Rock," "Talladega Nights," and most recently the revival of "Wet Hot American Summer."



10.) Will Ferrell (1995-2002)
Memorable sketches:
"More Cowbell," "Spartan Cheerleaders," "Celebrity Jeopardy"
Post career: With movies like "Elf," "Step Brothers" and "Old School," Will Ferrell has had a very impressive post-SNL career.



If you want to relive more SNL, click through the gallery below of some of the show's most iconic moments!

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Christopher Durang, Dana Carvey as Church Lady during the 'Church Chat' skit on October 11, 1986 -- Photo by: Reggie Lewis/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 18 -- Pictured: Steve Martin during 'KingTut' skit on April 22, 1978 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 5 -- Pictured: (l-r) Will Ferrell as Craig Buchanan, Cheri Oteri as Aranna during the 'Football Game' skit on November 11, 1995 -- (Photo by: Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 6 -- Pictured: (l-r) Buck Henry as Mr. Dantley, John Belushi as Samurai Futaba during 'Samurai Stockbroker' skit on 10/30/1976 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 4 -- Aired 10/27/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick Swayze as Adrian, Chris Farley as Barney during 'Chippendales Audition' skit (Photo by Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Episode 14 - Pictured: (l-r) Will Ferrell as emcee, Molly Shannon as Mary Katherine Gallagher, Elle MacPherson as Melanie Harvey, Cheri Oteri as Shelly Peterbuilt during the 'Fresh Face Modeling Contest' skit on February 24, 1996 - Photo by: (Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 9 -- Pictured: (l-r) Gail Matthius, Eddie Murphy during the 'Weekend Update' on February 7, 1981 -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Air Date 10/11/2003 -- Pictured: (l-r) Justin Timberlake as Robin Gibb, Jimmy Fallon as Barry Gibb during 'The Barry Gibb Talk Show' skit on October 11, 2003 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Aired 02/08/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek, Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery during 'Jeopardy' skit (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Josh Brolin' Episode 1536 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andy Samberg, Mark Wahlberg during the 'Wahlberg's Confrontation' skit on October 18, 2008 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1 -- Aired 10/02/2004 -- Pictured: Rachel Dratch as Debbie Downer during 'Debbie Downer' skit (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 20 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Myers as Linda Richman, Heather Locklear as Lila Klein during the 'Coffee Talk' skit on May 14, 1994 -- (Photo by: Gerry Goodstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 3 -- Air Date 10/13/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jimmy Fallon as Dave, Rachel Dratch as Virginia Klarvin, Will Ferrell as Roger Klarvin during the 'Hot Tub Lovers' skit on October 13, 2001 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Pictured: Eddie Murphy as Mr. Robinson during the 'Mister Robinson's Neighborhood' skit on October 15, 1983 -- (Photo by: Raymond Bonar/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 7 -- Air Date 12/03/1994 -- Pictured: (l-r) Norm MacDonald, Adam Sandler during 'Weekend Update' on December 3, 1994 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: (VIDEO CAPTURE) Singer Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II October 3, 1992 on the TV show 'Saturday Night Live'. (Photo by Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 8 -- Pictured: Dan Aykroyd as Julie Child during 'The French Chef' skit on December 9, 1978 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 19 -- Aired 05/14/2005 -- Pictured: (center) Will Ferrell as Gene Frenkle onstage with musical guests Queens of the Stone Age (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 8 -- Air Date 12/08/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mick Jagger as himself, Jimmy Fallon as Mick Jaggers reflection during the 'Mick & Mick' skit on December 8, 2001 (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 9 -- Aired 12/16/2006 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andy Samberg as guy, Justin timberlake as guy during 'Dick in a Box' skit on December 16, 2006 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 11 -- Air Date 01/24/1976 -- Pictured: Chevy Chase during Weekend Update on January 24, 1976 -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin during the 'Weekend Update' on October 14, 1978 -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 3 -- Pictured: Bill Murray during the 'Weekend Update' on October 21, 1978 -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Pictured: Kevin Nealon during the 'Weekend Update' skit on October 5, 1991 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1 -- Air Date 09/24/1994 -- Pictured: (l-r) Norm MacDonald, Laura Kightlinger during 'Weekend Update' on September 24, 1994 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 2 -- Aired 02/08/2001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon during 'Weekend Update' (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 5 -- Aired 11/12/2005 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tina Fey, Amy Poehler during 'Weekend Update' on November 12, 2005 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 6 -- Aired 11/18/2006 -- Pictured: (l-r) Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers during 'Weekend Update' on November 18, 2006 (Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1585 'Paul Rudd' -- Pictured: (l-r) Bill Hader as Stefon, Seth Meyers during 'Weekend Update' -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: (l-r) Colin Jost and Michael Che during the 'Weekend Update' skit on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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