'Saturday Night Live' cast power rankings
We analyze the current cast’s overall importance to the show
10. Vanessa Bayer
Bayer has occasional breakthrough moments, but like Pedrad, has never quite been able to ascend to the next level in Kristen Wiig’s absence. While the show often has her playing the straight man to a wacky comedic partner, she really shines when playing larger-than-life characters such as Miley Cyrus or Jacob The Barmitzvah Boy. Her recurring role as an ex-porn star trying to film ads for various products is her best to date, but is probably too darn weird to help her reach breakthrough status.