Saturday Night Live is one of the most iconic shows on television and has been since its debut in 1975. The live sketch-comedy series invites celebrities to host and perform in the skits with the ensemble cast. As a rising star, the opportunity to appear on SNL means “you’ve made it.” Here are the few famous faces who didn’t want to play by the rules of producer Lorne Michaels, or the eight celebrities who are or were at one point banned from SNL.
1. Adrien Brody
While hosting the show back in 2003, Brody shocked the audience when he donned a dreadlocked wig and Rastafarian inspired outfit complete with a phony Jamaican accent to introduce reggae singer, Sean Paul. SNL’s producer Lorne Michaels hates improvisations and found the awkward introduction offensive. He banned Brody from the show for life.
2. Steven Seagal
The action star hosted SNL in 1991 and although he didn’t pull any outrageous stunts on air, his terrible ideas and inability to work with the writers and crew members led to him being banned. Lorne Michaels even dubbed him the “worst host of all time”, Considering Paris Hilton and Justin Bieber have hosted, that’s quite the title.
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