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Season 19 premiered on September 25, 1993 with host Charles Barkley and musical guest, Nirvana. The season's finale was hosted by Heather Locklear with musical guest Janet Jackson on May 14, 1994 and concluded with the cast singing So Long, Farewell, as it was the final season for Phil Hartman, Rob Schneider, Julia Sweeney, and Melanie Hutsell also did not return for season 20.

Ellen Cleghorne, Melanie Hutsell, Tim Meadows, Adam Sandler and David Spade were all upgraded to repertory status.

Norm MacDonald, Jay Mohr and Sarah Silverman made several appearances during monologues earlier on in the season before being added as featured players to the cast; veteran comic actor Michael McKean also joined the cast mid-season as a repertory player for the final six episodes. Silverman did not stay for the following season.

The previous system of organizing the cast into three categories was abolished, with all five members of the middle group upgraded to repertory status.



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Ellen Cleghorne
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Chris Farley
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Phil Hartman
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Melanie Hutsell
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Michael McKean
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Tim Meadows
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Mike Myers
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Kevin Nealon
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Adam Sandler
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Rob Schneider
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David Spade
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Julia Sweeney


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Al Franken
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Norm MacDonald
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Jay Mohr
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Sarah Silverman


  • Michael McKean: First March 12


Pete Davidson (November 16, 1993)


Danitra Vance (August 22, 1994)


Preceded by:
Season 18
Season 19
(1993— 1994)
Followed by:
Season 20