18 massive comedy stars who got their big break on ‘Saturday Night Live’

The show has created more stars than you think

Since its inception in 1975, NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live has become an integral part of American culture. The show is currently enjoying a rating revival in the wake of the show’s Donald Trump impersonations, but really, the sketches and the comedians who have featured on the show have been shaping mainstream comedy for decades. From known favourites to Bill Murray to people you might not have known started on the show like Robert Downey Jr., all of these successful comedians essentially got their big break on the show.