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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.

Adrien Brody
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