To celebrate the release of his memoir, we look back at some of Chris Kattan’s best work on Saturday Night Live.
For Saturday Night Live fans of a certain age, Chris Kattan stands out as one of the more unique performers of his era. His combination of physical comedy and absurd characters were highlights during a time that produced fan-favorite sketches and cast members.
Kattan arrived at Saturday Night Live in 1996 after a successful stint with the improv group the Groundlings. Kattan quickly became popular on SNL and soon found his signature character leading the 1998 movie A Night at the Roxbury alongside Will Ferrell.
Kattan left the show in 2003 but not before adding a few more prominent roles in movies like Corky Romano and Undercover Brother on top of creating some standout Saturday Night Live characters like Mango and Mr. Peepers.
If you are a fan of Chris Kattan or his era of SNL then you will want to check out his memoir. Baby Don’t Hurt Me was published this week. The book will discuss Kattan’s childhood and early career in comedy before focusing on his life at SNL.
Fans can expect a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to be on the show, work with big names like Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, and Tina Fey, and insight on Lorne Michaels. The book also features a foreword from former SNL performer and writer Seth Meyers.
To refresh your memory on his work and give some context to his stories, we’ve put together some of Chris Kattan’s best sketches from eight seasons on Saturday Night Live. Let us know if we missed any and which one was your favorite from Kattan.
Mango vs. J-Lo
Mr. Peepers and Papa Peepers
Kerri Strug Meets Kippy Strug
You can see plenty more sketches on Saturday Night Live‘s YouTube channel and website. Be sure to check out Chris Kattan’s memoir. You can also watch him on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday May 9. Come on back to Last Night On for all the highlights!