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By TIME Photo and Ashley Hoffman
Updated: January 25, 2017 5:29 PM ET | Originally published: February 13, 2015

Consider the honor of hosting Saturday Night Live an audition to return. To host SNL once you need only be famous or having a moment, but to land the gig again, you have to sail through the night, nail the timing and roll with the punches—because the punches do come. The celebrities with the most repeat appearances over the show’s 42 seasons are Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, who both became members of the show’s “Five Timer’s Club” in the 90s. So who’s the host with the most appearances and who are the surprising regulars?

See how many times 14 of SNL’s most frequent hosts of all time took the reins at Studio 8H below.


Alec Baldwin

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16 appearances as host


Steve Martin

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15 appearances as host


John Goodman

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13 appearances as host


Buck Henry

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10 appearances as host


Chevy Chase

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8 appearances as host


Tom Hanks

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9 appearances as host


Christopher Walken

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7 appearances as host


Drew Barrymore

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6 appearances as host


Danny DeVito

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6 appearances as host


Elliott Gould

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6 appearances as host


Justin Timberlake

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5 appearances as host


Ben Affleck

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5 appearances as host


Candice Bergen

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5 appearances as host


Bill Murray

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5 appearances as host

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