Another Top 10 Breaking Character Moments on Saturday Night Live

  • Published on Sep 7, 2019
  • These breaking character moments on Saturday Night Live didn’t just have the cast members cracking up. We’re looking at instances where “SNL” hosts or cast members couldn’t keep it together during a sketch. However, we’re excluding specials and things that didn’t make it into the final show, so behind the scenes footage of Larry David dying of laughter while rehearsing a sketch will not be included. WatchMojo ranks the funniest breaking character moments on Saturday Night Live. Which breaking character moment put a smile on your face? Let us know in the comments!
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  • OttuaSemiAutto
    OttuaSemiAutto 19 hours ago

    Number 1 was a dud

  • Sammie Ray
    Sammie Ray 3 days ago

    fun fact, bill did develop the hand thing to mask his laughter. he said it would crack him up when seth would be so patient with stefon and that's where it originated from. then, john mulaney made it his mission to make bill break during every stefon sketch and, imo, it makes them that much funnier.

  • Filiberto Sanchez
    Filiberto Sanchez 6 days ago

    Jamie Foxx looking like Willie Lopez from Ghost with that jerry curl in that sketch towards the end lol

  • Ken Lynch
    Ken Lynch 8 days ago

    It’d be great if you didn’t talk over the damn sketches

  • Dbl Dbl Crossed
    Dbl Dbl Crossed 8 days ago

    I've got a bad case of the can't help it's!

  • Kate Davis
    Kate Davis 10 days ago


  • DidiPlayz
    DidiPlayz 11 days ago +1

    Uh I don’t agree with your list, because you didn’t put Bill Hader on alexi breaking character

  • Brian Corliss
    Brian Corliss 11 days ago

    They shoulda had Debbie Downer on here

  • AIB_EM
    AIB_EM 11 days ago

    MAD Tv

  • Sledzeppelin
    Sledzeppelin 12 days ago

    I wonder if there would even be enough times where Jimmy Fallon stayed in character to have a top 10.

  • philipbryce
    philipbryce 12 days ago +1

    Stefen writer John Muleny always tried his best to make Hader laugh by putting surprise lines in for Hader to read

  • ferox965
    ferox965 13 days ago +1

    Has nothing on Tim Conway busting up Harvey Korman.

  • Sapphirewingthefurrycritic

    Ok, Will Ferrel is definitely trying to get a character break from David Spade in that drill sergeant skit.

  • bryce atu
    bryce atu 14 days ago +1

    Still no Kate McKinnon and Tiffany Haddish Cat Skit?

  • Susan Johnson
    Susan Johnson 14 days ago

    Absolutely love the "Fern here" skit. I've seen this many times and it always kills me. Gilda Radner rocked!

  • Victoria Giddings
    Victoria Giddings 15 days ago

    justin bieber breaking character deserves an honorary mention lol

  • sani ch.
    sani ch. 15 days ago

    Would have been great without commentary

  • whatsuphotdog
    whatsuphotdog 16 days ago

    seriously though, how do they come up with this stuff?? *cringe

  • Joaquin Ayala de Cedoz

    I cannot believe that the Farley skit (In a Van Down by the River) was not even mentioned.

  • flexibleskedule
    flexibleskedule 17 days ago

    It'd be nice if you actually showed more of the clips instead of showing 3 seconds and then talking over the rest with needless narration. We get it. They're breaking.
    But you have 21.3M subscribers, so I guess you're doing it right.

  • momon mansyah
    momon mansyah 17 days ago

    Will ferrel old prospector skit basicly killed everyone

  • Joshua Cortes
    Joshua Cortes 17 days ago

    The one that I laughed the most was when Eddie Murphy told the guy to shut up because he mest up😂😂

  • Aleister Midnight
    Aleister Midnight 17 days ago

    I cant stand the new cast. the worst cast for many yrs. I didnt see it then when people talked about her but I do now. Kate tries way too hard to be funny and over acts. that mks her very annoying. I've stopped watching the show because I just dont laugh. The only funny ones are the ones left over from the great cast. kennon etc. All I can do is hope lorne gets a better cast next season. Ratings for snl are way down and now I know why.

  • camryn
    camryn 17 days ago

    i’m a simple human. i see bill hader in the thumbnail, i click.

  • scooter Smith
    scooter Smith 17 days ago

    Brian Cranston reminds me of Phil Hartman

  • Haylisha Pittman
    Haylisha Pittman 18 days ago

    Y’all just keep uploading old videos

  • Walker Harris
    Walker Harris 18 days ago +1

    I’m sorry but the game night sketch should at least be top 4

  • Devin M.
    Devin M. 18 days ago

    The commentary makes this so much better.

  • Kyle LaPrees
    Kyle LaPrees 18 days ago

    How about you don’t narrate and let everyone watch. Terrible video

  • G in NY
    G in NY 18 days ago

    Debbie Downer at DisneyWorld? Literally the funniest sketch ever on SNL.

  • Chris Anderson
    Chris Anderson 18 days ago

    Sure, talk over the best parts because you explaining it is sooo much better than actually watching it.

  • Анна Оболенская

    "Californians Stuart got cancer" deserve to be on the list

  • Sunny Dae
    Sunny Dae 18 days ago

    I don’t think we needed the in-depth explanation....watching the clips would be great

  • Junior Sanchez
    Junior Sanchez 18 days ago

    Dammm maya was fine asff

  • Marvel83
    Marvel83 19 days ago

    How did the Dave Chapelle breast milk skit not make this list?

  • AJR 1986
    AJR 1986 19 days ago +2

    This is my first time seeing the Career Day sketch - HOLY SHIT Adan Driver is hilarious.

  • Aidan Runyon
    Aidan Runyon 19 days ago

    Add Jimmy Fallon cause he breaks all the time

  • NBCbannedME
    NBCbannedME 19 days ago

    Show clips. Stop talking. I mean fuck, we can hear

  • a1duzit
    a1duzit 19 days ago

    Watch mojo really sucks sometimes. Where the fuck is the Debbie Downer with Lindsay Lohan?

  • The Last_Saint
    The Last_Saint 19 days ago

    It’s been said that John Mulaney would rewrite the cue cards from the rehearsals, so Hader had no idea what he was to say until he was reading it..

  • Michael Mingis
    Michael Mingis 19 days ago

    Why all the commentary?

  • Rob Grimm
    Rob Grimm 19 days ago

    No mention of the Debbie Downer sketch at Disney? Shameful omission....whoomp,whoomp!!

  • Scooter's Gaming
    Scooter's Gaming 20 days ago +1

    Cut the female announcer reading a cheesy script and just show us the clips.

  • clevelandcbi
    clevelandcbi 20 days ago

    #5 How'd you not include the Chicken-Mon part😂😂😂

  • clevelandcbi
    clevelandcbi 20 days ago +1

    9-28-19 Woody Harrelson episode update coming soon. Aidy, Cecily, and even Kate broke bad. Aidy and Cecily shattered.

  • Manu Aggarwal
    Manu Aggarwal 20 days ago

    Debbie Downer had to be on the list

  • John Fede
    John Fede 20 days ago

    I haven't seen the 1st list yet. And obviously Stephan is and should be #1. But Debbie Downer should be on the list. There was one other one. But I can't remember what it was anymore. 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Tim Possible
    Tim Possible 22 days ago

    Most of these shouldn't even be in the top 100

  • Randal Holt
    Randal Holt 22 days ago

    Yeah, Bill already went on interview saying that's where the rising of the hands comes from for Stefon. Also Mulaney would change/add jokes after dress and before he went on the air. So the Dan Cortez thing Bill had no idea were on the cards.

  • BoiledKettles
    BoiledKettles 22 days ago +4

    “Her downtown abbey”

  • imissnj2
    imissnj2 23 days ago +81

    It would be so funny if you’d actually show the actors breaking character instead of just telling us about it. 😒

    • imissnj2
      imissnj2 15 days ago +1

      @Kari Salina, they most certainly can show the actor laughing instead of saying. “He couldn’t hold it together.” It’s one more second, not the whole segment.

    • Sweet Fighter
      Sweet Fighter 15 days ago +1

      They cant just show the whole clip cause of copyright issues. If you want to watch the clip, go to the actual SNL youtube channel.

    • Brian Zimmerman
      Brian Zimmerman 16 days ago

      I was thinking the exact same thing

  • Reese Cooper
    Reese Cooper 23 days ago

    You forgot Ryan gosling in the close encounter sink skit

  • Sharath Yohannan
    Sharath Yohannan 23 days ago +6

    Why did we miss Californians sketch and the sketch when Bill Hader and Fred Armisan shares Christmas stories

  • Loclyn LaBorde
    Loclyn LaBorde 24 days ago +4

    Bill Hader confimed in an interview that the hands over the mouth quirk was to help him out when breaking character as Stefon.
    He also said John Mulaney who wrote the jokes for the skits would change a joke or two that they had already rehearsed on purpose to try and make Bill break character when he went live.
    That’s what I call comedy gold and not to mention friendship.✨

  • linneagrace09
    linneagrace09 24 days ago +4

    Janet Jackson didnt break.. she just cant act

  • Super Sophie 14
    Super Sophie 14 26 days ago +1

    Bill hader is so comedic gold🤣

  • John-boy
    John-boy 26 days ago

    I couldn't understand a word they said in that golf sketch but it sure looked funny

  • Lucidity
    Lucidity 27 days ago

    Watchmojo you forgot about Debbie Downer at Disneyland. If we are talking about funny breaking character skits here.

  • Anya Grinberg
    Anya Grinberg 27 days ago

    I cannot understand the subscriber count for watchmojo lmao...the commentary is 🤮

  • SJ Lang
    SJ Lang 27 days ago +20

    1 minute in and there's already been 4 Bill hader sketches