‘SNL’ by the Numbers: Who Are the Hosts With the Most? (PHOTOS)

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Tina Fey (6)

After joining the SNL writing staff in 1997, Fey became head writer in 1999 and then a cast member in 2000. She left the show in 2006 but returned as host for another six episodes.

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Drew Barrymore (6)

This Santa Clarita Diet star became SNL‘s youngest-ever host in 1982 when she was just 7 years old. At the time, she was famous for her breakout role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

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Danny DeVito (6)

Before his long-standing role on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, DeVito had the distinction of hosting the final SNL episode of the 20th century.

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Elliott Gould (6)

This Ocean’s Eleven actor hosted six SNL episodes, the final being an installment of the notorious sixth season. Gould did, however, return to the show in 1990 to welcome host Tom Hanks into the Five-Timers Club.

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Christopher Walken (7)

Walken and Alec Baldwin are reportedly the only two actors to have a standing invitation to host SNL from creator Lorne Michaels.

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Chevy Chase (8)

This original Saturday Night Live cast member left the sketch show midway through its second season but returned as host several times.

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Tom Hanks (9)

Hanks, a bona fide national treasure by this point, achieved a whole new level of SNL fame when he started playing David S. Pumpkins on the show in 2016.

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Buck Henry (10)

This actor and screenwriter of The Graduate — who later played Tina Fey’s father on 30 Rock — was a frequent host of the show’s first five seasons. In one memorable Season 2 episode, John Belushi accidentally cut his forehead with a sword.

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John Goodman (13)

Fun fact: This Roseanne-turned-Conners star auditioned for the 1980–1981 season, but neither he nor fellow auditioner Paul Reubens made the cut.

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Steve Martin (15)

If you’ve ever done air quotes, you likely have Martin to thank. The comedian popularized the sarcastic gesture during one of his many SNL appearances.

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Alec Baldwin (17)

The 30 Rock vet has hosted the show a whopping 17 times, and that tally doesn’t include his dozens of appearances as Donald Trump, a role that won him his third Emmy.

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If you’re a regular Saturday Night Live viewer, you’ve likely seen Dwayne Johnson and Melissa McCarthy be inducted into the “Five-Timers Club,” an elite coterie of celebs who have hosted the late-night NBC show five times.

But other Hollywood stars have hosted the show far more times, as you’ll see in the gallery above…

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