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Which SNL Comedian Best Describes You As A Writer?

Updated on July 18, 2017

Introduction

Saturday Night live also known as SNL premiered on NBC October 11, 1975. Lorne Michaels and Dick Ebersol launched a variety show based on comedy skits, which mocks culture and politics through a humorous approach.

Musical guest and celebrity host make up the line of entertainment, yet what is most noted about Saturday Night Live, is the range of talent that has emerged from the cast into superstar status.

Former cast members: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd,Billy Crystal,Jim Belushi, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Joan Cusack, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Victoria Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Dennis Miller,Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Gilda Radner, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Tracy Morgan, and Amy Poehler just to name a few.

By using some of the top comedians listed below, writers can identify their humorous side through creative writing skills.

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Emunah La-Paz's Favorite SNL Picks

Author Emunah La-Paz Favorite SNL Pics
Author Emunah La-Paz Favorite SNL Pics | Source

1. Tina Fey

Fey at the premiere of Baby Mama in 2008
Fey at the premiere of Baby Mama in 2008 | Source

Which SNL Comedian Best Describes Your Funny Side?

1. Tina Fey

2. Molly Shannon

3. Maya Rudolph

4. Will Ferrell

5. Jimmy Fallon

6. Eddie Murphy

Honorable Mention

*Dana Carvey*

Is Your Funny Bone Immersed In Political Satire?

Are you a Political Satire and News Frenzy writer who indulges into subjects that have to do with politics and newsworthy events from a humorous point of view?

If so, your comedic side urges you to elaborate on the painfully uncomfortable side of a debate or special news events through the interpretation of mockery.

Tina Fey is probably best know for her reoccurring role from September to November 2008, performing a series of parodies of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, which showcased Fey imitating Palin in a sketch, alongside Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton.

Fey also performed with fellow cast member Jimmy Fallon as a news anchor, shedding a humorous light on headlining news events.

The Political Satire Side

2. Molly Shannon

Photo of Snl Comedian Molly Shannon
Photo of Snl Comedian Molly Shannon | Source

The Let's Embrace Our Inner Nerd With Satire, Writer

Nerds rule! You know the saying, Be nice to nerds, chances are you'll end up working for one. Does your humorous side inspire you to unleash your inner nerd in a superstar light?

The biggest laugh can be spun around the concept that maybe the characteristics of a nerd can be cool through the interpretation of humor. This concept can create laughable material for writers who are in touch with their inner nerd.

Molly Shannon knew how to embrace her inner nerd with satire through her outlandishly funny character Mary Katherine Gallagher, an awkward Catholic school student who dreamed of becoming a musical superstar.


Embrace Your Inner Nerd With Satire

3. Mya Rudolph

Photo of Snl Comedian  Mya Rudolph in 2012
Photo of Snl Comedian Mya Rudolph in 2012 | Source

Mya's Famous Mother Minnie Riperton

The Celebrity Clown Writer

Does your inner comedian entice you to write about the silly notions of celebrities?

You hear about celebrities who wear expensive clothing, drive extravagant cars, and dine at exclusive restaurants, yet do these details impress you, or prompt you to write clown like humor which mirrors the alter ego of a celebrity.

Mya Rudolph is no stranger to the world of high profile singers, due to the fact that her mother was a famous singer Minnie Riperton, best known for the song, 'Loving You'

Riperton's untimely death is positively overshadowed by her zeal for life and music. Riperton was also known for her work as a the national spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society's 1978–79 campaign.

Minnie's daughter Mya Rudolph took on a comedic route which still involves music, yet through a humorous nature. One of her most notable skits involves the clownish portrayal of the acclaimed singer Beyoncé, and silly characters that don't exsist.

I do enjoy imitating people, I can identify with the celebrity clown writer.


Mya Rudolph As Beyonce

4. Will Ferrell

Ferrell at the premiere of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, December 2007
Ferrell at the premiere of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, December 2007 | Source

The Bantering Child At Heart Writer

Do you enjoy observing the mischievous nature of a child? Yet, even better do you enjoy unleashing your childlike ways in a manner that might be viewed as immature among your adult peers? There is a market out there for the Child at heart Comedian.

Programs such as 'Jackass', and producers such as The Farrelly Brothers, are famous for creating movies that showcase childlike naivety through the humor of adults.

Will Ferrell is best known for his impersonations of George W. Bush, Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray, singer Robert Goulet. Ferrell continued on to the big screen where he unleashed his comedic skills through childlike humor.

The Bantering Child At Heart Comedian

5. Jimmy Fallon

Photo of Snl Comedian Jimmy Fallon
Photo of Snl Comedian Jimmy Fallon | Source

The Parody Writer

In order to write a parody, you must take a piece of literature or theater and rework it so it's ridiculously overly-exaggerated to make it funny. Parodies are a protected form of entertainment that don't infringe on the copyright protection of the original work.


Do you have the ability to take a piece of literature or theater work and rewrite in a ridiculous and overly-exaggerated tone which transforms into humor?

If so there is plenty of room for the talented mind of parody writer.

Jimmy Fallon’s ability to imitate people through comedic art of song led him to host his own night show,The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Jimmy Fallon's Ew Skit

6. Eddie Murphy

Murphy at the Tribeca Film Festival for Shrek Forever After in 2010.
Murphy at the Tribeca Film Festival for Shrek Forever After in 2010. | Source

Edgy Humorous Writer

Do you have a bold sense of humor that can also be a bit edgy at times? Do you have a deliriously funny side that presents a witty portrayal of the world around you?

Writers that have the ability to capture the essence of life through a teasing manner draws an interest among readers who have the same view. The ability to draw out edgy subjects laced with humor is a talented gift.

Eddie Murphy made his mark on SNL in the early 1980’s his notable characters included an adult version of of the Little Rascals character Buckwheat, Murphy also played a street-wise adult version of Mr. Robinson as a spoof of, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Gumby and he imitated James Brown as well as Stevie Wonder.

The Raw Comdedian

Honorable Mention Dana Carvey, The Political and Social Parody, Writer

Mentioned by fellow Hub Author Beth Perry.

Are you the political and social parody, writer? Do you write from a social standpoint of truth through the art of humor? If you have a way of writing about serious characters through a remarkably comical point of view, then you have a devoted fan base that can relate to life in a down to earth manner.

Dana Carvey presented an array of characters on Saturday Night Live, The Church Lady, Wayne's World, and his portrayal of George H.W. Bush made him a household name.

Dana Carvey Impersonates Bush and Perot

SNL Comedic Writer Poll

Which SNL Comedian Best Describes Your Funny Side?

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks Sherwani, I can see you as a young Eddie Murphy writer of a new generation! Thanks for your feedback!

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      Mohammed Abdullah Sherwani 3 years ago from Karachi

      Wonderful Hub and up for EDDIE MURPHY. Great Job. (y)

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Word55 in the words of J.J. Evans that is, "Dynomite!"

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      BTW Emunah, I remember when I wrote a comedy episode for the TV Series, Good Times some years ago. I was writing at a very early age. I think Hollywood stole my mat'l. No buggy so, you're right about me (LOL) Congrats on Hub Of The Day! Be blessed!

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks Kathleen!

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks Dragonflycolor, I enjoy reading your work. You make great facial expressions. I also enjoyed your writers digest boot camp articles! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by jupiter90 welcome back to the Hubpages! I can't to read your articles. I never watched "Mad TV" But I can remember watching "In Living Color" I enjoyed Damon Wayans Homey The Clown, and I loved most of the Jim Carrey skits. Thanks for your feedback!

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks Aneegma! You nailed your writing style; Eddie Murphy is a good choice! Thanks for stopping by! Right now I feel like Will Ferrell, instead of yelling “Santa!" I will yell, "HOTD!!!" Until security escorts me out of the mall. :-) Thanks for stopping by.

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Hi Word555 thanks for reading! You like to sing, you could a musical comedy writer. I believe you conquer any style. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thank You Ms Dora!

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Congratulations on your HOTD Award! Your creativity deserves it.

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Great choice for HOD! Very clever.

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      dragonflycolor 3 years ago

      Congrats on HOTD! I like to write all sorts of things, very random, but I enjoy every minute of it. Good hub!

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      jupiter90 3 years ago

      Excellent work! I enjoyed reading your Hub about SNL. As an aspiring comedy writer, I would say that my comedic style is close to Eddie Murphy and Tina Fey. I have to be honest with you, I was never a fan of SNL; I just don't find the show funny. I can watch an episode of SNL without even cracking a laugh. Although I do find Maya Rudolph hilarious. I've always been more of an "In Living Color" or "Mad TV" fan. In closing, you have earned another follower. And I invite you read my hubs (and follow me if you like) when you have some spare time.

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      Merida Craze 3 years ago

      Hey congratulations on the HOTD!! You so totally rock girl! My favourite SNL person has always been Eddie Murphy and I'm very much like him too. He's Hilarious. Well done!!

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Emunah, I was well entertained by reading and the videos presented here, Was good to know that great singing Minnie had a charming and funny daughter. I have all of Minnie's records. It seems I enjoyed too many comedians to mention. Thanks for presenting such a comical hub. Who am I as a writer best described comedian on SNL? I really couldn't tell you :-).

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      I can see your Tina Fey Side, Most definitely! :)

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      Kathleen Odenthal Romano 3 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

      I like Tina Fey, but I don't know who I would be!

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Wow that's a complement coming from a young blood writer because, I'm so uncool. Thanks for the vote up! You didn't state what kind of SNL writer you are, do have a favorite?

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      Kathleen Odenthal Romano 3 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

      I love love love how you are rockin these video hubs! This one was also awesome and I am always amazed by what you write and create! Voted and shared

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for your vote up Marie! I enjoy the Jimmy Fallon Style writers! They are unafraid to step out of their comfort zone! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Marie 3 years ago from Canada

      Cool hub, swilliams! I think that I would be closest to Jimmy Fallon. I personally love Tiny Fey's comedy style, however. Interesting and voting up!

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      Beth Perry 3 years ago from Tennesee

      Way cool, swilliams!

      Voting up ;)

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks Beth! I Added your blog along with Mr. Carvey Good looking out! :)

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      Beth Perry 3 years ago from Tennesee

      Oh, you're quite welcome - and thank YOU :)

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Very well said Beth! Thank you for your insight. Now I'm going to have to add him to list Dana Carvey A.K.A Beth Perry. :) Thanks for reading.

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      Beth Perry 3 years ago from Tennesee

      Very interesting article! But I don't think my writing style matches any of the comedians on your list. If I was going to pick one SNL comedian's disposition and style that comes close I guess it would be Dana Carvey. His comedy was often political and social parody, yet he accomplished this without forgetting we're all human and commit very human mistakes. And I do try to remember this myself.

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      The Eddie Murphy type writers are some of the best authors, they often write about what everyone is thinking in a bold and humorous manner. It's nice to hear that this type of writer exists in a Ms. Dora fashion! Thanks for reading!

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      I haven't watched this show in decades, but judging from your article, I could be an Eddie Murphy type write to "capture the essence of life through a teasing manner." Quite creative!