Former Saturday Night Live cast member Darrell Hammond will return to Studio 8H as the show's new announcer, NBC has announced. He'll begin the new gig at the start of the upcoming season.
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Arrow and Torchwood star John Barrowman has been tapped to host ABC's new singing competition Sing Your Face Off, Entertainment Weekly reports.
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Darrell Hammond opens up about his drug and alcohol addictions in his new memoir "God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked."
"I kept a pint of Remy in my desk at work," the comedian writes, according to the New York Post. "The drinking calmed my nerves and quieted the disturbing images that sprang into my head ... when drinking didn't work, I cut myself."
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Tina Fey celebrated having the No. 1 book (and the No. 86 TV show) in the country by returning to host Saturday Night Live for a third time. Six months along with her second child, the few sketches that did not reference the recent death of Osama bin Laden played up Fey's pregnancy...
The ghosts of Saturday Night Live presidents past — including Will Ferrell, Dana Carvey and Dan Aykroyd — have reunited in a Funny Or Die video to encourage Congress to create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
In the video, President Obama (Fred Armisen) falls asleep in the arms of the first lady (former SNL star Maya Rudolph) as he frets about the multi-million dollar lobby against the CFPA.
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Saturday Night Live tackled NBC's late-night squabble, using its usual cold opening to present a mock Larry King Live with Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien as guests to discuss how it was a "colossal failure" all around.
"Conan is out. Jay is in. And no one is talking about the greatest talk show of all time, Mr. Joey Bishop," Fred Armisen's King said...
In only two weeks on the air, Saturday Night Live is back in its sweet spot, right where it wanted to be during the long strike hiatus: smack-dab in the center of todays political dialogue. Barack Obama made a cameo in the last episode before the strike, Mike Huckabee showed up for an aw-shucks appearance in the middle of last weeks Weekend Update, and this week, in an opener thats likely to become part of the all-time SNL archives, it was Hillary Clintons turn. She who inspired last weeks classic Tina Fey slogan, Bitch is the new black, which Ive already bought as a T-shirt for a friend (not an endorsement, mind you, of anything but great comedy).In a life-imitates-art moment, the real Senator Clinton gave SNL a shout-out during last Tuesdays debate in Cleveland, in an awkward attempt to piggyback on the shows parody of media bias favoring her rival: I just find it curious if anybody saw Saturday Night Live, maybe we...
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This summer, Saturday Night Live's Darrell Hammond will make his Broadway debut in the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, replacing comedian Mo Rocca in the role of Vice Principal Douglas Panch.... In addition to showcasing numbers from the tuners nominated for best revival and best musical, this year's Tonys will include a special performance by American Idol winner Fantasia, currently starring on Broadway in The Color Purple.... It's a stage smackdown! Producers of a serious adaptation of Frankenstein, described as "a bold new theatrical experience," plan to open their show off-Broadway in October, the same month Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein hits the Great White Way. — Reporting by Raven Snook
Americans head to the polls today for one of the most anticipated midterm elections in recent memory. A power shift in both the House and Senate appears likely, and the news media has focused in, with predictions, polling and punditry having reached a fever pitch. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball and of the syndicated/NBC News-produced panel program The Chris Matthews Show, is one of those members of the media who believes this election deserves the hype.
"I don't think this is a prelude. This is a main event," Matthews attests. "The voters' attitude about Iraq is the big story for the world. No matter how we read the election at home, no matter what the president says or Democrats say afterward, the world press will read t
Just a quick note here to say that if you enjoy Darrell Hammond, aka he of the many spot-on celebrity impressions, do not miss this weekend's Saturday Night Live. It's a special "Best of Darrell Hammond" episode, and all of the funnyman's best stuff is here, including: Hammond as Chris Matthews, in one of SNL's best Hardball riffs ever, with Tracy Morgan doing Harry Belafonte ("The poodle is the black man of the dog world."), Rachel Dratch as a daffy ACLU rep ("Blow up one embassy, and suddenly you're a terrorist. It's just hypocritical."), and John McCain as John Ashcroft. Hammond's Sean Connery choosing "THE RAPISTS for $200" during Celebrity Jeopardy. Hammond as Al Gore, on-and-on-ing during a presidential debate about his "lock box." And, of course, a montage of some of Hammond's best takes on Bill Clinton. (Remember when he made a play for Teresa Heinz Kerry? "There are 57 varieties of things I'd like to do to you.... And I'd do 'em with relish.")Must-se...