In a field that includes John Belushi, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Dan Aykroyd and Billy Crystal, among others, making the “top four or five” is a mighty impressive feat.
But one of the current cast members of “Saturday Night Live” belongs in that category, according to show creator Lorne Michaels. The honor goes to Kristen Wiig, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Michaels said in a recent interview that Wiig is among the “top three or four” performers in the history of “SNL.”
Wiig has been a polarizing figure on the show, inspiring a strong anti-Wiig backlash on the Internet with characters such as Gilly.