Saturday Night Live, the now-iconic late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show, has been running prolifically each week since it was launched by Lorne Michaels in 1975.
Having triumphed some of the most legendary comedians over the years, SNL has had a long tradition of welcoming a wide range of eclectic musical artists, actors and television personalities to arguably the most high-profile stage in television. While some have hosted and others have taken special guest spots, all of the names on our list have ended up on the SNL ‘no-fly’ list and have all been banned from the show.
It’s a long list which sees some big names came under fire from the wrath of the notoriously strict Lorne Michaels. While not all of the names on the list remained banned from the show it was often the case that if you crossed Michaels then chances you’d ever grace Studio 8H again were slim to none.
The reasons for the stars being banned range…