There’s a lot of pressure when it comes to putting on an episode of Saturday Night Live: it is live, after all.
As a result, cast members and hosts need to stick to their scripts closely in order to keep the sketches flowing smoothly – and they also need to keep a straight face as they fly through dozens of jokes every night. But what happens when they…can’t?
Time and time again, we’ve watched over the years as the cast of SNL, and myriad celebrity hosts, absolutely lose it after cracking up at one of the jokes they’ve said, the sheer absurdity of the sketch, or something entirely unexpected happening in a scene. In most cases, it only makes the sketch even more hilarious for the audience watching at home.
We’ve rounded up some of the best moments where the SNL stars have absolutely lost it during a sketch.
Check out all the times Saturday Night Live stars broke character inside…