ByMatthew Chapman, writer at
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Matthew Chapman

LIVE FROM NEW YORK IT'S ... a compilation of SNL Crack-Ups!

The first episode aired way back in October 1975; 41 seasons later, and Saturday Night Live is still on the air.

We've seen countless comedians come and go from the cast and even more celebrity hosts and musical guests. Given that we have a group of people performing in front of a live audience, it's to be expected that occasionally break during a scene.

SNL: Then and Now (Image: EW)
SNL: Then and Now (Image: EW)

Some people find it unprofessional when comedians break character by laughing - but somehow it works on Saturday Night Live, and even adds to the comedy. This is especially true for main culprits Jimmy Fallon and Bill Hader.

YouTube user Kate McKinnon TV, has made a super cut of some of the best moments of unscripted character breaks, featuring SNL greats such as Candice Bergen, Chris Farley, Will Ferrell and Kate McKinnon.

As if one wasn't good enough, here's Part 2!

While I have seen some of the first and most recent seasons, I absolutely loved the '90s era. Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph and many, many more but here are my 3 favourite crack-up moments:

Debbie Downer: Happiest Place on Earth? (Aired 05/01/04)

(Starring: Rachel Dratch, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Lindsay Lohan and Horatio Sanz)

This has to be one my favorites; I watch it all the time and it's even been added to my YouTube favs!

It starts with Jimmy Fallon (of course) and it's not long before the whole group, including Lindsay Lohan, are completely losing it to the point of tears.

Love-ahs in the Hot Tub (Aired 10/13/01)

(Starring: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Rachel Dratch and Will Ferrell)

It's about two minutes in when we start getting a chuckle before things start going downhill.

It starts with Jimmy (no surprises there!) and Will before Drew and Rachel join in on the spa-time hysterics.

The Barry Gibb Talk Show (Aired 10/11/03)

(Starring: Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Dratch and Horatio Sanz)

And here we are again, Jimmy Fallon stars in my third choice along with his pal, Justin Timberlake.

He may not have very many lines but Timberlake slowly starts to crack with Fallon's portrayal of Barry Gibb.

So there you have it, there are my favorite three SNL crack up moments. What are yours? Do you still watch Saturday Night Live? Comment below.



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