Kevin Nealon and Jan Hooks were actually dating when the two auditioned for Saturday Night Live in 1986. Nealon was running partners with Dana Carvey, who was already on the show, and Hooks was up for the show. Nealon and Hooks were friends for six years prior to dating, but they did break-up during Saturday Night Live. They remained friends afterwards.
Seth MacFarlane also had some kind words for Hooks last night.
Jan Hooks still stands out as one of the funniest cast members in SNL history. Very sorry to read about her passing.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) October 9, 2014
Here’s a look back at her best work on SNL.