Why hasn't anyone mentioned praise of Darrell Hammond's talent? Will Ferrell was great and DH had to kind of fill his place. Chris Parnell adds a good bit to the show now. Tracy Morgan had his moments....I liked his Dominican Lou from W/E Update spots.
I always liked Adam Sandler, Mike Meyers, Chris Rock, Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon, Chris Farley, David Spade, Jan Hooks, Nora Dunn, Julia Sweeney....but Phil Hartman was incredible. His talent and impersonations along with Dana Carvey were the good years.
I was barely a teenager when it came on in 75 and came home to watch it every Saturday night.....those early days are timeless. I have the SNL book sitting here for reading and it sounds interesting.