@ThatEricAlper Difficult to compare across eras.
1970s: Bill Murray
1980s: Eddie Murphy
1990s: Phil Hartman
2000s: First half: Will Ferrell; second half: Kristen Wiig
2010s+: Kate McKinnon
(Both decades of this century: Keenan Thompson)
@davebing69@ThatEricAlper Are you crazy It was Eddie Murphy that kept people watching SNL with his creative sketches. No disrespect to Keenan but the funniest cast member they have now is Kate McKinnon. She is all time great.