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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

Hammond, Darrell

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
God, If You're Not up There, I'm F*cked
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The longest-tenured cast member of "Saturday Night Live" delves into the darkest corners of his life, on both sides of the camera, with brutal honesty and a fierce comic wit.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 006206455X
9780062064554
Branch Call Number: 792.7028092 H225g 2011
Characteristics: ix, 273 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm

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Life on air looks simple, but once the cameras are off it's not always pretty. Long-time SNL cast member Darrell Hammond's memoir shares his struggles, triumphs, and that things aren't always what they seem.


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May 26, 2012
  • smichal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Darrell Hammond was always one of my favourite SNL cast members. He can do so many impressions. I don't care too much for politics so I liked it when he did stuff like portraying Sean Connery on Celebrity Jeopardy. When you see him on TV, he makes comedy look easy and natural.

Now that I read what was happening to him behind the scenes, I am amazed that he could function at all on stage. (Stuff like cutting himself and having panic attacks.) Sounds like his mother was extremely mentally disturbed and terrorized him constantly and he is still traumatized. Even though he seems to be able to find medical help, he still has flashbacks and breakdowns, even as recently as within the last couple of years.

May 23, 2012
  • Agent13 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Darrell Hammond made me laugh with his various impressions on "Saturday Night Live," but his autobiography is anything but funny. It kind of proves the old maxim that behind every clown is a man who is crying. Mr. Hammond's early life was anything but a three ring circus and his early demons have affected him throughout his life. The book ends on an up note, with Darrell putting his life together.

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