Courtesy of extratv.com
Darrell Hammond is the new announcer for Saturday Night Live,
replacing the legendary Don Pardo in the role.
Hammond, who was a cast member between 1995 and 2009, was the longest-serving member of the cast in Saturday Night Live
's history. Therefore, it seems only fitting that he should be the one to step into the irreplaceable Don Pardo's shoes. Pardo was the voice of Saturday Night Live
for all but one season, with his iconic voice being a late-night television staple. He passed away
exactly a month ago.
In recent years, whenever Pardo was ill or unable to record that week's episode, Hammond stepped up to record the announcements, and as his Pardo impression was so flawless, absolutely no one could tell the difference. However, Hammond will not be mimicking Pardo from now on, giving his own interpretation to the part.
Hammond will make his triumphant return to Studio 8H next Saturday (Sept. 27), with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande, with Sarah Silver and Maroon 5 the following week, and Bill Hader and Hozier the week after that.
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