WATCH: Bill Hader Reveals How "Saturday Night Live" Hero Stefon Came To Life


Bill Hader’s breathy club rat “Stefon” — who makes frequent appearances on SNL’s “Weekend Update” — is one of the breakout hits of the show’s past few seasons.

On a show where characters are currency, Stefon is definitely one of the keepers from this cast’s era. There’s even a Facebook page demanding that he get his own movie. And, um, embroidery art of his likeness.

So where did this pointy-haired dance fiend come from?

Hader told David Letterman that he and “Saturday Night Live” writer John Mullaney dreamt up Stefon by combining a club promoter Mullaney knew with Hader’s local barista — and he talked about some of Stefon’s unlikely fans.

Video below.

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