There’s Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman and Christopher Walken, who seemingly have an open invitation to come and host the long-running NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live as they wish.
But despite the large number of mainstays and return guests that the show boasts, it might surprise you to learn that there are a handful of notable celebrities and musicians that executive producer/creator Lorne Michaels has banned from the show.
Here’s a look at the top 14 banned celebrities and musical acts from SNL:
1. Steven Seagal
His kick-butt status scored him an invite to host Saturday Night Live on April 20, 1991.
And like so many of Seagal’s movies in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, his hosting gig completely bombed.
Seagal, who has writing credits to his name mind you, reportedly had nothing but terrible ideas for sketches and was despised by the cast and crew for being difficult to work with. In fact, Seagal’s botched hosting gig has led Lorne Michaels to name the action star “the worst host ever.”
That’s a pretty big non-honor, being that SNL is now in its 39th season. But fortunately for SNL, Seagal’s horrible hosting job has helped the show score laughs, as the likes of Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon and Bill Hader have all impersonated the actor in various sketches over the years.
You could argue that Seagal has been irrelevant for years, but things could be looking up – he’s rumored to have signed on to star in Expendables 4.