Saturday Night Live cast members go through a tough on-stage audition process, and it's taped. Sometimes those tapes make their way onto YouTube (and then they're almost always removed). Here, enjoy all the legitimate audition tapes I could find on YouTube. Check out your favorite SNL stars back when they were twitchy and super-young! (And if you want more actual info about the process, read Orrin Konheim's article How to Get on Saturday Night Live.)
With Jon Lovitz towards the end. Love his high-waisted trousers. I miss this guy.
Dana Carvey - Choppin' Broccoli
"If I didn't know her, she'd be the lady I didn't know...cold as ice...whoa yeah!"
Dana Carvey - Impressions
Unless you're over a certain age, you'll have no idea what's going on here.
Lots of impressions and lots of nervous energy. Around 6 minutes in, a sort of "you had to be there" 90s song parody segment.
Starting with some exercises, including eyebrow lifts. Starting around 2:08 the Brando material arguably goes a little too far.
"I have some very interesting personal news for men."
Poor Cookie Monster. It turns out he's just a Sometimes Host.