Darrell Hammond Returning to ‘Saturday Night Live’ to Replace the Late Don Pardo as Announcer
“I sat in for Don when he had laryngitis several times over the years,” Hammond tells the paper. “He was a lovely person. When he passed, they wanted me; it felt right for me to be the one to replace him. It’s been a very improbable life; I didn’t expect something like this, but it feels real good.”
Hammond was an SNL regular for 14 seasons before wrapping things in 2009. He had more than 100 impersonations to his name, including of course Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Sean Connery.
Hammond, 58, will announce his first show — which will also include announcing Weekend Update — when Saturday Night Live begins its 40th season on Sept. 27, with host Chris Pratt.
[Lead photo courtesy of Pacific Coast News Online]