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'Saturday Night Live' Stars Who Broke Character During Skits

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…

Amanda Seyfried Replaces Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Holmes in 'The Dropout'

Kate McKinnon‘s replacement in the Hulu limited series The Dropout based on the rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been revealed: Amanda Seyfried!

Kate dropped out of the project back in February.

The show will also be produced by the ABC News trio behind the The Dropout podcast, which launched in 2019 and then turned into a two-hour documentary on ABC News in March of that year, Variety reports.

“The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as ‘the next Steve Jobs’ find herself facing criminal charges — to which she pleaded not guilty — and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way?” the podcast describes of its subject matter.

Amanda recently revealed she wants a re-do of one of her most iconic roles.

Kate McKinnon Exits Hulu Series 'The Dropout' About Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes

Kate McKinnon will no longer be starring in the Hulu limited series The Dropout based on the rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, Deadline reports.

Back in April 2019, Hulu picked up the show for a straight-to-series order with the 37-year-old Saturday Night Live cast member attached to star in and executive produce the show.

It is being reported that The Dropout is still going to be moving forward without Kate and the search for the new actress to play Elizabeth.

The show will also be produced by the ABC News trio behind the The Dropout podcast, which launched in 2019 and then turned into a two-hour documentary on ABC News in March of that year.

“The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as ‘the next Steve Jobs’ find herself facing criminal charges — to which she pleaded not guilty — and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way?” the podcast describes of its subject matter.

Elizabeth dropped out of Stanford to launch a healthcare technology company called Theranos, which was exposed to be a fraud. She was indicted on nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for distributing blood tests with falsified results to customers.

If you missed it, Kate McKinnon will still be playing this other public figure in a new project!

'Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong Impersonates Marjorie Taylor Greene to Discuss Her Thoughts on Conspiracy Theories - Watch!

Saturday Night Live is poking some fun at Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.

During the Cold Open on Saturday (January 30), Cecily Strong impersonated Marjorie to discuss her stance on QAnon conspiracy theories, which she often promotes.

In a mock talk show hosted by Kate McKinnon, Cecily as Marjorie takes her seat and offers Kate a gun.

They then talk about all the theories Marjorie believes, including the California wildfires were created by Jewish space lasers.

Cecily as Marjorie also claimed that both the Parkland school shooting and 9/11 were hoaxes.

“The teachers were actors and the children were dolls,” Cecily as Marjorie said about Parkland, before wondering “Did anyone actually see it happen?” about 9/11.

“Those are real things you believe and tell other people about?” Kate jokingly asked. “You represent the U.S. People can Google you and it’ll say, ‘She’s a real member of the U.S. government.’”

Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, & Kate McKinnon Sing About Their Favorite Things on 'SNL' - Watch Now!

Kristen Wiig is back on Saturday Night Live!

The 47-year-old former cast member returned to host the show on Saturday (December 19).

During her monologue, Kristen was joined on stage by Maya Rudolph and Kate McKinnon where they put a new spin on “Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music.

“Whiskers on babies and babies on buildings,” Kristen starts. “Long beards on babies, and mittens with wings – these are a few of my favorite things.”

Maya then adds, “Pop rocks on hot dogs, and mustard on ladies. Musical improv of Mr. Wayne Brady. Sitting quite nude on an exercise bike – these are some of the things that I like!”

Kate then listed off some of things that she just ate, which included “beef empanadas, and beef chimichangas, pork empanadas, and prok chimchangas.”

“Goodbye 2020 you really did stink,” Kristen, Maya, and Kate sang at the end of the song.

Find out who is replacing Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on SNL!

Kate McKinnon Hula Hoops & Shares An Ice Cream With Her Dog While Filming 'SNL' Skit in Central Park

Kate McKinnon was feeling herself as she filmed a new skit for Saturday Night Live in Central Park in New York City on Wednesday afternoon (October 28).

The 36-year-old comedian was dressed up an older woman who had lots of time on her hands and was showing off all the ways she was still active.

Kate started out by stretching out and giving a hula hoop a whirl for a little exercise, before she went to see out gold with a metal detector.

From there, Kate played with an adorable Yorkie puppy, holding it up high like Simba in The Lion King, and sharing an ice cream cone with it.

Afterwards, she was also seen lounging in the grass on a coffee break and fishing for something – maybe some extra change – out of the Bethesda Fountain.

On last week’s SNL episode, Kate dressed up as this controversial politician for the show.

10+ pictures inside of Kate McKinnon living her best life as an older woman in Central Park…

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'SNL' Mocks Rudy Giuliani's 'Borat' Controversy & Final Presidential Debate - Watch! (Video)

Saturday Night Live is continuing to poke fun at politics amid the 2020 presidential election.

Jim Carrey‘s Joe Biden and Alec Baldwin‘s Donald Trump returned for a showdown in a spoof of this year’s final presidential debate on Saturday (October 24).

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Maya Rudolph played Kristen Walker, the moderator.

“Tonight we have a mute button, because it was either that or tranquilizer darts, and the president has a very high tolerance for those after his COVID treatment,” she joked.

Kate McKinnon did her Rudy Giuliani impression to poke fun at the former New York Mayor’s Borat 2 controversy, making a questionable gesture with his hand in his pants, before turning around to reveal that he was just adjusting his mic.

“What, huh? No! It’s not what it looks like. My microphone was suck. On my balls. Is this another Borat? You gotta tell me if it’s a Borat!”

Host Adele couldn’t stop laughing during this skit – watch!