SNL is basically an American Institution at this point. Think of a famous comic actor of the past years and it's hugely likely they will have got their start on the late-night variety show. Since it's premiere in 1975, it's given us way too many iconic moments to count.
But one character who's stood out above the rest has to be Bill Hader's incredible Stefon. The New York City expert gave us some of the most incredibly creative descriptions of counter-cultural nightlife ever. But the best part? How often Hader broke character and started laughing at the absurdity of what he was saying.
Since 2013, Stefon has unfortunately left the show along with Hader. But now SNL has released a 5-video series of every single Stefon appearance. Prepare to lose over an hour of your life.
SNL is one of the most popular shows on TV.
via: WikipediaWhen it comes to original comedy, there's really nothing better.
The show has a rich history.It first launched in 1975 and has had a recurring cast of talented comedians and celebrity guest hosts ever since.
The show is responsible for launching many careers.Tons of hugely popular comedians and actors got their start on SNL, including Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Tina Few, Will Ferrell, and Pete Davidson.
It's also given us some of the most famous sketches of the past decades.Like Alec Baldwin's iconic take on Donald Trump.
But when it comes to famous SNL characters?There may be one who stands out above the rest. Bill Hader's Stefon was an absolute fan favorite during his run on the show.
Bill Hader is a beloved comic actor.He's starred in a ton of total classics, including Pineapple Express, Superbad, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. He's also taken on some more dramatic roles, like the grown-up Richie Tozier in It: Chapter 2.
But like many of his peers ...Bill Hader got his first break into the comedy scene on SNL, working on the show from 2005 until 2013.
And of Hader's SNL sketches ...
<There was none more iconic than Stefon. The self-proclaimed "New York City correspondent" was an absolute joy to watch since his first appearance in 2008.
His trademark?The amazingly out-there descriptions of NYC nightlife. "Visions a dying gay man would have if he was under too many blankets," anyone?
But there was one thing fans loved even more.Bill Hader often couldn't quite hold it together during his Stefon monologues and ended up bursting out laughing midway through a sketch.
But in 2013, sad news struck.Hader was leaving SNL - and with him, Stefon.
And all we were left with?
New York's hottest club is Chalk. This place has everything: cathedral-trucks, corporate-sponsored tree-fingered… https://t.co/WjuJO7wgDm— Stefon Meyers (@Stefon Meyers)1573470905.0
But now we've got some very exciting news.
ANd the internet was understandably thrilled.
@mosene_ Always my favorite...I’m in love with Stefon— ┋𝔇𝔞𝔫𝔞’𝔰 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔢┋ (@┋𝔇𝔞𝔫𝔞’𝔰 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔢┋)1573361226.0
Because let's face it.
stefon is by far one of my FAV characters from @nbcsnl— Hannah Jones (@Hannah Jones)1573358540.0
Since Stefon's departure ...Fans have been absolutely desperate to see him again.
And it seems SNL has finally answered our prayers.
SNL has blessed us today https://t.co/DFLhEPzGbN— Rae ~wife of Ali G~ (@Rae ~wife of Ali G~)1573052991.0
Fans are patting themselves on the back.
SNL uploading all stefon sketches is so incredible. well done bill hader nation they really did hear you asking for bill content— m4 (@m4)1573408456.0
And the content still stands up.Sure, it'll take you some time to catch up. But that's time well spent!
Although there is one downside.
Tomorrow SNL will post last part of Every Stefon Ever and my nights will get super lonely https://t.co/0ltekrGi4l— Natsuno Tori✨ (@Natsuno Tori✨)1573241024.0