17 Actors You Didn’t Know Were on SNL Before They Were Famous

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Sarah Silverman (1993-1994)

During the early '90s, Silverman was relatively unknown in the comedy scene until she got a gig on SNL. And then she was still unknown for a little while longer. Silverman was hired as a writer and featured cast member, but nothing she wrote that year actually made it to air. She, on the other hand, actually managed to get on screen once or twice. The show just didn't know what to do with her! Which is understandable — she has a totally distinct sense of humor. And she found success with that later on when she translated her stand-up career to her own show, The Sarah Silverman Program. And now? She's Sarah — freaking — Silverman and we don't know what we'd do without her in the comedy world.