From the beginning, Saturday Night Live developed a reputation for churning out A-listers, and pop culture this spring is rife with projects by popular alums: Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) and Bill Hader (Barry) are wrapping up their respective, Emmy-winning series; Tina Fey, 52, and Amy Poehler, 51, are going on a comedy tour together; and Adam Sandler, 56, continues his impressive run at Netflix with Murder Mystery 2. With the casts churning the past few seasons, more recent but equally beloved alums, from Kate McKinnon to Cecily Strong, have pivoted to post-SNL projects like their predecessors. See where the funniest kids on TV are turning up, from memoirs and musical comedies to even a Broadway debut.
Aidy Bryant (2012-22)
Best known for playing: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Ted Cruz, travel expert Carrie Krum
Her latest project: An Emmy nominee for both SNL and her own sitcom, Shrill, Bryant stars in Netflix’s adult animated series Human Resources, a raunchier version of Pixar’s Inside Out. A workplace comedy spin-off of Big Mouth, it’s set in a world of imaginary beings who control human behavior — Hormone Monsters, Shame Wizards, Depression Kitties and Bryant playing a Lovebug named Emmy Fairfax. The first season premiered last year, and the show has been picked up for more episodes, which are expected to stream this year.
Watch it: Human Resources on Netflix
Alex Moffat (2016-22)
Best known for playing: Eric Trump, Joe Biden, Guy Who Just Bought a Boat
His latest project: After leaving SNL in 2022, Moffat is making his Broadway debut in The Cottage, which is set in the English countryside in 1923 and inspired by the works of Noël Coward. Moffat isn’t the only person from the NBC family to be involved in the production, which runs from July through October: Seinfeld alum Jason Alexander, 63, is directing, and Will & Grace’s Eric McCormack, 59, costars. Next up, Moffat is set to join Vince Vaughn, 53, in the Apple TV+ adaptation of Carl Hiaasen’s Bad Monkey, produced by Ted Lasso cocreator Bill Lawrence, 54.
Watch it: Buy tickets to The Cottage at thecottageonbroadway.com.
Chris Redd (2017-22)
Best known for playing: Kanye West, Eric Adams, Lil Wayne
His latest project: A 2018 Primetime Emmy winner for cowriting the song “Come Back, Barack,” Redd appeared in this spring’s Spinning Gold, a musical biopic about Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart, who discovered Donna Summer, the Village People and Kiss. Redd also recently costarred with Kenan Thompson (who continues to bring joy on SNL) on his eponymous NBC sitcom.
Watch it: Spinning Gold in theaters