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Darrell Hammond

Comedian, Actor & Second Longest Running Cast Member of SNL

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Darrell Hammond Biography

Darrell Hammond is an actor, comedian, impressionist, and announcer. He served as a regular member of “The Not Ready For Prime Time Players Company” on "Saturday Night Live" from 1995 to 2009, the second-longest tenure of any cast member in the show's history. In September 2014, Hammond took over as the announcer for SNL, a role he continues to hold to this day.

Throughout his career, Hammond has showcased his talent as an impersonator, known for his impressions of over 107 different celebrities. His most frequent impersonation was of former President Bill Clinton. He has also reprised his Clinton and Donald Trump impersonations on SNL numerous times. Hammond's talent does not end at impressions; he is also a frequent guest on "The Howard Stern Show" and had his own stand-up comedy special on Comedy Central: "Comedy Central Presents Darrell Hammond."

Hammond's acting experience extends beyond SNL to film and television roles. He had guest roles in episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and he has starred in films such as Celtic Pride, Blues Brothers 2000, Agent Cody Banks, and Scary Movie 3. He made his Broadway theatre debut in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," and he also played the role of fast-food mascot Colonel Sanders in an ad campaign for KFC.

In 2011, Hammond turned to writing and published his memoir, "God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked," which became a New York Times bestseller. The book provided a candid account of his abusive childhood, psychiatric issues, struggles with substance abuse, and experiences on "Saturday Night Live." A few years later, in 2015, he revived his Trump impression for SNL, which was received with widespread acclaim.

Most recently, he has appeared in episodes of "Criminal Minds," "At Home with Amy Sedaris," and a "Friday Night Lights" spoof series on The Kicker. He has also been cast in the animated series "What If...?," lending his voice to the character of a Nazi General in the episode "What If... Captain Carter Were the First Avenger?"

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  • t's also one of the hardest jobs in show business.

    A gifted comedian and impressionist, Darrell Hammond became the show's longest serving cast member. He holds the SNL record for the most impressions by a single cast member, and has made more SNL appearances than anyone else.

    His expert portrayals of such media figures and celebrities as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Donald Trump, John Travolta and Chris Matthews have been called "genius" and "defining," and he continues to make cameo appearances on SNL• including the ever-popular Sean Connery in the recurring Celebrity Jeopardy! skits. He also appears in many of the notorious FUNNY OR DIE episodes.

    Hammond's road to success is an unlikely one for sure. On academic probation during most of his college career, he was singled out for his inability to speak very well. Yet, in his late 20's he was working at a small radio station in Florida (where they did not let him do impressions on the air) and made it known that his dream was to be on SNL (you can imagine how that went over!). In spite of the impossible odds, he focused on his craft, committed to making one small, incremental improvement a week. Considered a late bloomer in the world of professional comedy, he was 39 years old when he was selected to join the cast of SNL. There, he continuously worked on improving his skills and soon became SNL's "go to guy" for performing under pressure.

    Off the air, however, he was battling a severe drug and alcohol addiction and other issues stemming from a hellish and abusive childhood. The fact that he even survived long enough to achieve his goal is a testament to his tenacity and focus.

    With poignant and hilarious turns, Hammond takes audiences from the set of Saturday Night Live to visits to the White House (with stops along the way in various Harlem crack houses, a Caribbean jail and more than a few psych wards). He is passionately committed to reducing the stigman of mental illness and addiction, and the story of his journey to sobriety and the final (correct) diagnosis of PTSD is inspiring audiences nationwide.

    Hammond's surprising story resonates with anyone who shares a love of comedy, a desire to know how an artist can climb from the deepest despair to the very top of his profession, or simply with anyone wanting to find a way to make a living doing what they love.

  • Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem

    Listed by TIME Magazine as one of the "100 Best TV Shows of All-Time," Saturday Night Live boldly revitalized satirical and political humor on television. It continues to be a showcase for cutting-edge music and comedy, and is for many entertainers the dream gig of a lifetime.

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God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked: Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem

God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked: Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Darrell Hammond for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Darrell Hammond, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Darrell Hammond or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Darrell Hammond?

    Speaking fees for Darrell Hammond, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Darrell Hammond charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Darrell Hammond, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Darrell Hammond?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Darrell Hammond for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Darrell Hammond for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Darrell Hammond or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Darrell Hammond or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Darrell Hammond Biography

Darrell Hammond is an actor, comedian, impressionist, and announcer. He served as a regular member of “The Not Ready For Prime Time Players Company” on "Saturday Night Live" from 1995 to 2009, the second-longest tenure of any cast member in the show's history. In September 2014, Hammond took over as the announcer for SNL, a role he continues to hold to this day.

Throughout his career, Hammond has showcased his talent as an impersonator, known for his impressions of over 107 different celebrities. His most frequent impersonation was of former President Bill Clinton. He has also reprised his Clinton and Donald Trump impersonations on SNL numerous times. Hammond's talent does not end at impressions; he is also a frequent guest on "The Howard Stern Show" and had his own stand-up comedy special on Comedy Central: "Comedy Central Presents Darrell Hammond."

Hammond's acting experience extends beyond SNL to film and television roles. He had guest roles in episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and he has starred in films such as Celtic Pride, Blues Brothers 2000, Agent Cody Banks, and Scary Movie 3. He made his Broadway theatre debut in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," and he also played the role of fast-food mascot Colonel Sanders in an ad campaign for KFC.

In 2011, Hammond turned to writing and published his memoir, "God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked," which became a New York Times bestseller. The book provided a candid account of his abusive childhood, psychiatric issues, struggles with substance abuse, and experiences on "Saturday Night Live." A few years later, in 2015, he revived his Trump impression for SNL, which was received with widespread acclaim.

Most recently, he has appeared in episodes of "Criminal Minds," "At Home with Amy Sedaris," and a "Friday Night Lights" spoof series on The Kicker. He has also been cast in the animated series "What If...?," lending his voice to the character of a Nazi General in the episode "What If... Captain Carter Were the First Avenger?"

Darrell Hammond Speaking Topics

  • t's also one of the hardest jobs in show business.

    A gifted comedian and impressionist, Darrell Hammond became the show's longest serving cast member. He holds the SNL record for the most impressions by a single cast member, and has made more SNL appearances than anyone else.

    His expert portrayals of such media figures and celebrities as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Donald Trump, John Travolta and Chris Matthews have been called "genius" and "defining," and he continues to make cameo appearances on SNL• including the ever-popular Sean Connery in the recurring Celebrity Jeopardy! skits. He also appears in many of the notorious FUNNY OR DIE episodes.

    Hammond's road to success is an unlikely one for sure. On academic probation during most of his college career, he was singled out for his inability to speak very well. Yet, in his late 20's he was working at a small radio station in Florida (where they did not let him do impressions on the air) and made it known that his dream was to be on SNL (you can imagine how that went over!). In spite of the impossible odds, he focused on his craft, committed to making one small, incremental improvement a week. Considered a late bloomer in the world of professional comedy, he was 39 years old when he was selected to join the cast of SNL. There, he continuously worked on improving his skills and soon became SNL's "go to guy" for performing under pressure.

    Off the air, however, he was battling a severe drug and alcohol addiction and other issues stemming from a hellish and abusive childhood. The fact that he even survived long enough to achieve his goal is a testament to his tenacity and focus.

    With poignant and hilarious turns, Hammond takes audiences from the set of Saturday Night Live to visits to the White House (with stops along the way in various Harlem crack houses, a Caribbean jail and more than a few psych wards). He is passionately committed to reducing the stigman of mental illness and addiction, and the story of his journey to sobriety and the final (correct) diagnosis of PTSD is inspiring audiences nationwide.

    Hammond's surprising story resonates with anyone who shares a love of comedy, a desire to know how an artist can climb from the deepest despair to the very top of his profession, or simply with anyone wanting to find a way to make a living doing what they love.

  • Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem

    Listed by TIME Magazine as one of the "100 Best TV Shows of All-Time," Saturday Night Live boldly revitalized satirical and political humor on television. It continues to be a showcase for cutting-edge music and comedy, and is for many entertainers the dream gig of a lifetime.

Darrell Hammond Videos

  • GOP Debate Cold Open - SNL - YouTube

Darrell Hammond Books

FAQs on booking Darrell Hammond

  • How to book Darrell Hammond?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Darrell Hammond for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Darrell Hammond, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Darrell Hammond or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Darrell Hammond?

    Speaking fees for Darrell Hammond, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Darrell Hammond charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Darrell Hammond, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Darrell Hammond?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Darrell Hammond for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Darrell Hammond for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Darrell Hammond or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Darrell Hammond or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Darrell Hammond is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as t's also one of the hardest jobs in show business. and Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem. The estimated speaking fee range to book Darrell Hammond for your event is available upon request. Darrell Hammond generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tim Meadows, Dave Coulier, Ben Stein, David Feherty and Jodie Sweetin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Darrell Hammond for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Darrell Hammond Speaking Topics

  • t's also one of the hardest jobs in show business.

    A gifted comedian and impressionist, Darrell Hammond became the show's longest serving cast member. He holds the SNL record for the most impressions by a single cast member, and has made more SNL appearances than anyone else.

    His expert portrayals of such media figures and celebrities as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Donald Trump, John Travolta and Chris Matthews have been called "genius" and "defining," and he continues to make cameo appearances on SNL• including the ever-popular Sean Connery in the recurring Celebrity Jeopardy! skits. He also appears in many of the notorious FUNNY OR DIE episodes.

    Hammond's road to success is an unlikely one for sure. On academic probation during most of his college career, he was singled out for his inability to speak very well. Yet, in his late 20's he was working at a small radio station in Florida (where they did not let him do impressions on the air) and made it known that his dream was to be on SNL (you can imagine how that went over!). In spite of the impossible odds, he focused on his craft, committed to making one small, incremental improvement a week. Considered a late bloomer in the world of professional comedy, he was 39 years old when he was selected to join the cast of SNL. There, he continuously worked on improving his skills and soon became SNL's "go to guy" for performing under pressure.

    Off the air, however, he was battling a severe drug and alcohol addiction and other issues stemming from a hellish and abusive childhood. The fact that he even survived long enough to achieve his goal is a testament to his tenacity and focus.

    With poignant and hilarious turns, Hammond takes audiences from the set of Saturday Night Live to visits to the White House (with stops along the way in various Harlem crack houses, a Caribbean jail and more than a few psych wards). He is passionately committed to reducing the stigman of mental illness and addiction, and the story of his journey to sobriety and the final (correct) diagnosis of PTSD is inspiring audiences nationwide.

    Hammond's surprising story resonates with anyone who shares a love of comedy, a desire to know how an artist can climb from the deepest despair to the very top of his profession, or simply with anyone wanting to find a way to make a living doing what they love.

  • Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem

    Listed by TIME Magazine as one of the "100 Best TV Shows of All-Time," Saturday Night Live boldly revitalized satirical and political humor on television. It continues to be a showcase for cutting-edge music and comedy, and is for many entertainers the dream gig of a lifetime.

Darrell Hammond Speaker Videos

  • GOP Debate Cold Open - SNL - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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