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'Saturday Night Live' Stars Who Broke Character During Sketches

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…

Will Ferrell Honored By Marc Anthony at Maestro Cares Gala 2021

Will Ferrell shares a laugh with Marc Anthony at the 2021 Maestro Cares Gala held at Cipriani Wall Street on Tuesday night (December 7) in New York City.

The two entertainers were joined by hosts Lele Pons and Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, as well as co-foundation founder Henry Cardenas, Guaynaa, and David “Big Papi” Ortiz.

The Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala helps to raise crucial funds that directly support disadvantaged children and communities throughout Latin America and the United States.

The event also features a a luxurious silent and live auction, fine cuisine, and a special musical performance by Marc.

Will was honored with the Courage to Care award while David was honored with the All-Star award.

Just recently, Will opened up about turning down the sequel to Elf.

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Adam McKay Explains the Reason Why His Longtime Friendship with Will Ferrell Ended, Reveals the Last Time They Spoke

Director Adam McKay, who was a frequent collaborator with comedian and actor Will Ferrell through their work together on Anchorman, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and more, is finally explaining why they broke up their production company and why their longtime friendship came to an abrupt end.

The reason they no longer speak is all because of a casting choice that was made by Adam.

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Paul Rudd & Will Ferrell Premiere 'The Shrink Next Door' in NYC

Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd hit the red carpet with Kathryn Hahn and Casey Wilson at the premiere of The Shrink Next Door held at The Morgan Library on Thursday night (October 28) in New York City.

The quartet of stars were joined by co-star Cornell Womack, as well as director and EP Michael Showalter, director Jesse Peretz, writer Georgia Pritchett, and EPs Brittney Segal, and Joe Nocera.

Michael Gandolfini and Nev Shulman were also on the red carpet in support of the series.

Inspired by true events, The Shrink Next Door details the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac ‘Ike’ Herschkopf (Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin ‘Marty’ Markowitz (Ferrell).

Over the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly inserts himself into Marty’s life, even moving into Marty’s Hamptons home and persuading Marty to name him president of the family business.

The series explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs, and dysfunction at its finest.

The Shrink Next Door will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 12. See the trailer here!

FYI: Paul is wearing Paul Smith. Kathryn wore Emilia Wickstead. Casey wore Saint Laurent.

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Will Ferrell Explains Why He Turned Down 'Elf' Sequel, Despite $29 Million Paycheck

Will Ferrell is opening up about his decision not to do an Elf sequel.

In a new interview, the 54-year-old actor explained why he turned down the opportunity to do a sequel to his iconic holiday movie, despite being offered a $29 million paycheck.

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Apple Releases New Trailer for 'The Shrink Next Door' Starring Paul Rudd & Will Ferrell - Watch!

Apple TV+ has released a new trailer for their upcoming series The Shrink Next Door!

The streaming service dropped the trailer for the new dark comedy starring Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell on Tuesday, October 12, exactly one month before the show premieres.

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Ryan Reynolds Wears Santa-Like Costume While Filming Christmas Movie 'Spirited' with Will Ferrell

Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell are working hard on their new Christmas movie!

Ryan, 44, and Will, 54, spent a light night on set filming their new movie Spirited on Wednesday (September 22) in Boston, Mass.

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While filming outside, Ryan was seen in the back of a pickup truck wearing an all-red, Santa Claus-like outfit while Will sported a black suit.

Spirited is a modern re-imaging of A Christmas Carol, with Ryan starring as an Ebenezer Scrooge-like lead and Will playing the Ghost of Christmas Past.

Octavia Spencer
is set to play one of Ryan‘s co-workers in the movie and Sunita Mani stars as the Ghost of Christmas Past.

The film is set to debut on Apple TV+, but no release date has been announced yet.

If you missed it, this A-list actor recently (jokingly) threw some shade at Ryan!

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