David Koechner

As a Tipton, Mo. native, Koechner grew up working for his father in the family’s turkey coop business. Later, he studied at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. and then transferred to the University of Missouri, before moving to Chicago to study improv.

This Second City Theater alum got his first big break as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live," followed by a part in the movie "Wag the Dog."

Always acting, writing and producing, Koechner just wrapped season 10 of ABC’s “The Goldbergs” and has several movies set to release this year, including “Ganymede” and “Half Baked 2.” His national comedy tour, “Blue Skies & Dirty Lies,” is currently crushing it in clubs from coast to coast.

Koechner’s face (and talent) is instantly recognizable. He’s starred in more than 210 movies and TV shows, including cult favorites such as “Waiting,” “Out Cold,” "Thank You for Smoking," “Cheap Thrills,” "Krampus," “Anchorman” and NBC's "The Office.”

Rob Riggle

Riggle was raised in Overland Park, Kan. He attended Shawnee Mission South High School and went to college at the University of Kansas, where he developed his love for the Jayhawks.

Riggle got his start at Upright Citizens Brigade. His efforts at UCB earned him a spot on “Saturday Night Live” followed by a correspondent role on “The Daily Show.”

Riggle co-hosts ABC’s popular “Holey Moley” mini golf competition, produced by NBA All-Star Stephen Curry. He’s also joining Aubrey Plaza and Miles Teller in the upcoming animated comedy, “The Ark and the Aardvark.”

An actor, writer, producer and director, Riggle has been a staple in comedic films for over 15 years; He’s best known for his roles in “The Hangover,” “21 [and 22] Jump Street,” “Dumb and Dumber To,” “The Other Guys” and “Step Brothers.” Lieutenant Colonel Riggle also served 23 years with the United States Marine Corps and earned more than 22 medals and ribbons to include the Combat Action Ribbon.

Paul Rudd

Rudd graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School and later attended the University of Kansas, where he majored in theater. Rock Chalk!

Rudd’s first acting job came when he landed a recurring role on the 90s hit “Sisters.” Soon after, he co-starred in the major motion picture, “Clueless.”

Rudd is back in superhero mode in this year’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania." He also stars in season 3 of Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building,” alongside Steve Martin, Martin Short and Big Slick alum Selena Gomez.

As an actor, creator and writer, Rudd has become a go-to funny man in Hollywood. Outside of the Marvel universe, he’s loved for his roles in “This is 40,” “Anchorman,” “Knocked Up,” “Role Models,” “I Love You, Man,” “The 40 year Old Virgin” and “Wet Hot American Summer,” among others. He’s also one of PEOPLE’S sexiest men alive.

Eric Stonestreet

Born and raised in Kansas City, Kan., Stonestreet was introduced to acting after a friend dared him to audition for the play Prelude to a Kiss while he was studying at Kansas State University.

After studying at ImprovOlympic and The Second City in Chicago, Stonestreet started building his impressive resume with roles on “Dharma & Greg,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Party of Five” and the film “Almost Famous” before landing his iconic role in “Modern Family.”

Stonestreet currently hosts Fox’s competition show “Domino Masters” and will play Mad Santa in season 2 of the Disney+ Original series “The Santa Clauses.”

Stonestreet has made us laugh for more than a decade on “Modern Family,” earning him two Emmy Awards for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. His resume – and talent – broadly ranges from kid-friendly animation, like “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Sofia the First,” to dark and dramatic, including “The Loft” and “Confirmation.”

Jason Sudeikis

Sudeikis grew up in Overland Park, Kan. His path in show business began by taking classes at KC’s ComedySportz Theater (now Comedy City).

Sudeikis performed with The Second City National Touring Company, ImprovOlympic, The Annoyance Theater, and Boom Chicago in Amsterdam before sending a tape of his work to the producers of “SNL.” After two years as a sketch writer, he found himself camera-side and never looked back.

Sudeikis stays busy with “Ted Lasso,” the Apple TV hit that has earned him both Emmys and Golden Globes. He also stars in Hulu’s animated Marvel series, “Hit Monkey.”

In addition to playing everyone’s favorite soccer coach, Sudeikis has a robust resume, including “Horrible Bosses,” “Hall Pass,” “We're the Millers,” “Sleeping with Other People,” “Mother's Day,” “Masterminds,” “Colossal,” and multiple appearances on his BFF Will Forte’s “The Last Man on Earth.”

Heidi Gardner

Gardner grew up in KCMO and graduated from Notre Dame de Sion, where she was voted “Most likely to be a cast member of Saturday Night Live.” She spent time at both the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri before leaving the midwest for LA.

Gardner began acting full time in 2015. After finding success as a voice actress, she joined the cast of SNL in 2017.

You can find Gardner on NBC every Saturday Night. She stays busy as an SNL cast member, yet still finds time to make appearances on podcasts and TV shows each year. You may have seen her on AppleTV’s newly released “Shrinking.”

Her five-year (and counting) stint on SNL keeps us laughing week after week. She’s been seen alongside Adam Sandler in Netflix’s “Hustle,” spotted in the HBO Max exclusive “That Damn Michael Che,” and helped bring stories to life in podcast series. Plus, she’s brave enough to take on Big Slick. And we definitely love her for that.