When sketches on “Saturday Night Live” are funny (or falling apart) enough to make the actors in the scene crack up, the show takes on a riotous style of humour that few programs on television can match.
Whereas Jimmy Fallon — who often could not get through a scene without breaking character — tended to take things too far, other “SNL” stars like Bill Hader turned the “crackup” bit into an art form.
In a new supercut video, YouTube user Kate McKinnon TV has compiled a number of great moments of “SNL” character-breaking, dating from present-day Kate McKinnon to the early 2000s, when Will Ferrell was consistently making Jimmy Fallon struggle to get through a scene without laughing.
Some sketches, like the Rachel Dratch-led “Debbie Downer” and the bizarre but hilarious “The Californians,” were so prone to character-breaking that the actors’ laughter eventually became the funniest thing about them.
Check out the video below:
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