Another Top 10 Breaking Character Moments on Saturday Night Live

These breaking character moments on Saturday Night Live didn’t just have the cast members cracking up. We’re looking at instances where “SNL” hosts or cast members couldn’t keep it together during a sketch. However, we’re excluding specials and things that didn’t make it into the final show, so behind the scenes footage of Larry David dying of laughter while rehearsing a sketch will not be included. WatchMojo ranks the funniest breaking character moments on Saturday Night Live. Which breaking character moment put a smile on your face? Let us know in the comments!
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  • It’d be great if you didn’t talk over the damn sketches

    Ken LynchKen Lynch14 saatler önce
  • I've got a bad case of the can't help it's!

    Dbl Dbl CrossedDbl Dbl Crossed16 saatler önce

    Kate DavisKate Davis2 gün önce
  • Uh I don’t agree with your list, because you didn’t put Bill Hader on alexi breaking character

    DidiPlayzDidiPlayz3 gün önce
  • They shoulda had Debbie Downer on here

    Brian CorlissBrian Corliss3 gün önce
  • MAD Tv

    AIB_EMAIB_EM4 gün önce
  • I wonder if there would even be enough times where Jimmy Fallon stayed in character to have a top 10.

    SledzeppelinSledzeppelin5 gün önce
  • Stefen writer John Muleny always tried his best to make Hader laugh by putting surprise lines in for Hader to read

    philipbrycephilipbryce5 gün önce
  • Has nothing on Tim Conway busting up Harvey Korman.

    ferox965ferox9655 gün önce
  • Ok, Will Ferrel is definitely trying to get a character break from David Spade in that drill sergeant skit.

    SapphirewingthefurrycriticSapphirewingthefurrycritic6 gün önce
  • Still no Kate McKinnon and Tiffany Haddish Cat Skit?

    bryce atubryce atu6 gün önce
  • Absolutely love the "Fern here" skit. I've seen this many times and it always kills me. Gilda Radner rocked!

    Susan JohnsonSusan Johnson7 gün önce
  • justin bieber breaking character deserves an honorary mention lol

    Victoria GiddingsVictoria Giddings7 gün önce
  • Would have been great without commentary

    sani ch.sani ch.7 gün önce
  • seriously though, how do they come up with this stuff?? *cringe

    whatsuphotdogwhatsuphotdog9 gün önce
  • I cannot believe that the Farley skit (In a Van Down by the River) was not even mentioned.

    Joaquin Ayala de CedozJoaquin Ayala de Cedoz9 gün önce
  • It'd be nice if you actually showed more of the clips instead of showing 3 seconds and then talking over the rest with needless narration. We get it. They're breaking. But you have 21.3M subscribers, so I guess you're doing it right.

    flexibleskeduleflexibleskedule9 gün önce
  • Will ferrel old prospector skit basicly killed everyone

    momon mansyahmomon mansyah9 gün önce
  • The one that I laughed the most was when Eddie Murphy told the guy to shut up because he mest up😂😂

    Joshua CortesJoshua Cortes9 gün önce
  • I cant stand the new cast. the worst cast for many yrs. I didnt see it then when people talked about her but I do now. Kate tries way too hard to be funny and over acts. that mks her very annoying. I've stopped watching the show because I just dont laugh. The only funny ones are the ones left over from the great cast. kennon etc. All I can do is hope lorne gets a better cast next season. Ratings for snl are way down and now I know why.

    Aleister MidnightAleister Midnight9 gün önce
  • i’m a simple human. i see bill hader in the thumbnail, i click.

    camryncamryn10 gün önce
  • Brian Cranston reminds me of Phil Hartman

    scooter Smithscooter Smith10 gün önce
  • Y’all just keep uploading old videos

    Haylisha PittmanHaylisha Pittman10 gün önce
  • I’m sorry but the game night sketch should at least be top 4

    Walker HarrisWalker Harris10 gün önce
  • The commentary makes this so much better.

    Devin M.Devin M.10 gün önce
  • How about you don’t narrate and let everyone watch. Terrible video

    Kyle LaPreesKyle LaPrees10 gün önce
  • Debbie Downer at DisneyWorld? Literally the funniest sketch ever on SNL.

    G in NYG in NY10 gün önce
  • Sure, talk over the best parts because you explaining it is sooo much better than actually watching it.

    Chris AndersonChris Anderson10 gün önce
  • "Californians Stuart got cancer" deserve to be on the list

    Анна ОболенскаяАнна Оболенская11 gün önce
  • I don’t think we needed the in-depth explanation....watching the clips would be great

    Sunny DaeSunny Dae11 gün önce
  • Dammm maya was fine asff

    Junior SanchezJunior Sanchez11 gün önce
  • How did the Dave Chapelle breast milk skit not make this list?

    Marvel83Marvel8311 gün önce
  • This is my first time seeing the Career Day sketch - HOLY SHIT Adan Driver is hilarious.

    AJR 1986AJR 198611 gün önce
  • Add Jimmy Fallon cause he breaks all the time

    Aidan RunyonAidan Runyon11 gün önce
  • Show clips. Stop talking. I mean fuck, we can hear

    NBCbannedMENBCbannedME11 gün önce
  • Watch mojo really sucks sometimes. Where the fuck is the Debbie Downer with Lindsay Lohan?

    a1duzita1duzit11 gün önce
  • It’s been said that John Mulaney would rewrite the cue cards from the rehearsals, so Hader had no idea what he was to say until he was reading it..

    The Last_SaintThe Last_Saint11 gün önce
  • Why all the commentary?

    Michael MingisMichael Mingis11 gün önce
  • No mention of the Debbie Downer sketch at Disney? Shameful omission....whoomp,whoomp!!

    Rob GrimmRob Grimm12 gün önce
  • Cut the female announcer reading a cheesy script and just show us the clips.

    Scooter's GamingScooter's Gaming12 gün önce
  • #5 How'd you not include the Chicken-Mon part😂😂😂

    clevelandcbiclevelandcbi12 gün önce
  • 9-28-19 Woody Harrelson episode update coming soon. Aidy, Cecily, and even Kate broke bad. Aidy and Cecily shattered.

    clevelandcbiclevelandcbi13 gün önce
  • Debbie Downer had to be on the list

    Manu AggarwalManu Aggarwal13 gün önce
  • I haven't seen the 1st list yet. And obviously Stephan is and should be #1. But Debbie Downer should be on the list. There was one other one. But I can't remember what it was anymore. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    John FedeJohn Fede13 gün önce
  • Most of these shouldn't even be in the top 100

    Tim PossibleTim Possible14 gün önce
  • Yeah, Bill already went on interview saying that's where the rising of the hands comes from for Stefon. Also Mulaney would change/add jokes after dress and before he went on the air. So the Dan Cortez thing Bill had no idea were on the cards.

    Randal HoltRandal Holt15 gün önce
  • “Her downtown abbey”

    BoiledKettlesBoiledKettles15 gün önce
  • It would be so funny if you’d actually show the actors breaking character instead of just telling us about it. 😒

    imissnj2imissnj216 gün önce
    • @Kari Salina, they most certainly can show the actor laughing instead of saying. “He couldn’t hold it together.” It’s one more second, not the whole segment.

      imissnj2imissnj28 gün önce
    • They cant just show the whole clip cause of copyright issues. If you want to watch the clip, go to the actual SNL youtube channel.

      Kari SKari S8 gün önce
    • I was thinking the exact same thing

      Brian ZimmermanBrian Zimmerman9 gün önce
  • You forgot Ryan gosling in the close encounter sink skit

    Reese CooperReese Cooper16 gün önce
  • Why did we miss Californians sketch and the sketch when Bill Hader and Fred Armisan shares Christmas stories

    Sharath YohannanSharath Yohannan16 gün önce
  • Bill Hader confimed in an interview that the hands over the mouth quirk was to help him out when breaking character as Stefon. He also said John Mulaney who wrote the jokes for the skits would change a joke or two that they had already rehearsed on purpose to try and make Bill break character when he went live. That’s what I call comedy gold and not to mention friendship.✨

    Loclyn LaBordeLoclyn LaBorde16 gün önce
  • Janet Jackson didnt break.. she just cant act

    linneagrace09linneagrace0917 gün önce
  • Bill hader is so comedic gold🤣

    Super Sophie 14Super Sophie 1418 gün önce
  • I couldn't understand a word they said in that golf sketch but it sure looked funny

    John-boyJohn-boy18 gün önce
  • Watchmojo you forgot about Debbie Downer at Disneyland. If we are talking about funny breaking character skits here.

    LucidityLucidity19 gün önce
  • I cannot understand the subscriber count for watchmojo lmao...the commentary is 🤮

    Anya GrinbergAnya Grinberg19 gün önce
  • 1 minute in and there's already been 4 Bill hader sketches

    SJ LangSJ Lang19 gün önce
  • How unbelievable they wouldn't put Chris Farley's many, many character breaking moments on this..

    Realm23 X7Realm23 X719 gün önce
  • Yes you are missing Debbie Downer: Disney World skit.

    GwarosaurGwarosaur20 gün önce
  • Pete Davidson is as funny as undiagnosed syphilis.

    martybormanmartyborman20 gün önce
  • 4:20 we got a laugh from her yay so cute!!!

    Katie5963Katie596321 gün önce
  • “the number one spot on this list was designed to make the actor break character” stefon Stefon StEFoN STEFON STEFON

    raggedyholisticraggedyholistic21 gün önce
  • Hader said in an interview that he gets anxiety doing live tv, so when he started on snl, his hands going to his mouth was sort of an impulsive thing, he didn't do it on purpose. It ended being liked as a quirk for the character and stuck. It was an interview with GQ I think, called Bill Hader breaks down his most iconic characters. Hilarious video, definitely reccomend if you're into him.

    Sierra FeliceSierra Felice22 gün önce
  • Definitely don't need the narration or explanation...just run the clips

    Oliver DocOliver Doc22 gün önce
  • He said the hand thing was invented to cover up the laughing. You can tell later he did it as a character trait.

    bbsy1bbsy123 gün önce
  • I'm sure Lorne Michaels was flipping out by the Gilda Radner break

    Jeremy GabryszakJeremy Gabryszak23 gün önce
  • the fred armisen & bill hader break during kissing family at 3:30 was because fred armisen accidentally hits bill in the face. after i learned that it made me laugh even harder at fred laughing

    Anna O'NeilAnna O'Neil23 gün önce
  • Bill Hader is phenomenal change my mind

    I.P FreelyI.P Freely23 gün önce
  • cecily never breaks. thats what makes it great

    David MckeseyDavid Mckesey24 gün önce
  • What about the "objections" skit where leslie and the white guy were getting married, then this woman who "doesn't like to get involved" shows up

    Denise JohnsonDenise Johnson24 gün önce
Another Top 10 Breaking Character Moments on Saturday Night Live