Funny Movies Featuring SNL Alums

Could you use a laugh? Of course you could. It’s probably safe to say we all could. Saturday Night Live has certainly had its high and low points. The comedy sketch show has been around for over 40 years. Since then, many cast members have come and gone. SNL has been where many of the great names in modern comedy got their start. If you’re looking to watch something with some serious laughs, check out these flicks featuring former SNL cast members.

Ghost Busters

If you were a 90’s kid, you may be familiar with this piece of quintessential 80’s nostalgia. If you’ve never seen it before, do yourself a favor and do so. The movie has aged pretty dang well, and its combination of comedy and horror is top notch. You gotta love any movie where the “big bad” is a giant monster made out of marshmallow that somehow does manage to come off as both cute and menacing. SNL alums here are the prolific and hilarious Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Both are comedy legends, and they are both amazing in this flick.

Groundhog Day

Parts of this movie, featuring SNL alum Bill Murray, seem quite parallel to what we were all experiencing in 2020. Basically Murray’s character relives the same day over and over again. Through his constant do-over days he slowly decides to better himself, after going through a rash of depression and self-destructive acts. Another SNL alum Chris Elliott, who you might recognize if you watch Schitt’s Creek, also plays a minor roll. For all the laughs, it’s a really terrific movie that is surprisingly touching in spots.

Wayne’s World

If it’s full-on 90’s nostalgia you’re looking for, this is your film. Wayne’s World actually started off as a popular and recurring skit on SNL before it made it to the big screen as a feature film. It stars SNL members, and absolute funny-man legends, Dana Carvey and Mike Myers. The flick is never going to win any awards for substance, but it’s a fun walk down early 90’s memory lane. It’s silly and irreverent, and pretty impossible not to enjoy on some level. Besides, the car scene of the guys headbanging to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is nothing short of legendary.


SNL has had plenty of amazing female talent over the years. Two of the very best to ever grace the sketch comedy show star in this movie: Maya Rudolph and Kristin Wiig. Everybody in the film brings their A-game. We’re not kidding when we say this movie is legit laugh-out-loud hysterical. If you haven’t seen it yet, and need a laugh, make some popcorn and start streamin’.


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