Ferrel launched his career on US television staple
Saturday Night Live
. The long-running sketch show has been launching the careers of some of Hollywood's dominant funny people since the 70s: Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Tina Fey and many more earned their stripes there.
Will Ferrell is best remembered for his impersonations (most famously George W. Bush), and since his 11-year run, he has returned a couple of times as a guest host.
He bagged laughs with a pretty wide range of characters on the show, some crazy, others a little more reigned in.