Former Saturday Night Live alumni and genius Clinton/Connery/Trump impersonator Darrell Hammond has written a book called “God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m Fucked: Tales of Stand-Up, ‘Saturday Night Live’ and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem.”
In said book, due November 8th, Hammond let out many sordid and surprising details. Everything from alcoholism, to crack/cocaine addiction to self-injury.
“I kept a pint of Remy in my desk at work, the drinking calmed my nerves and quieted the disturbing images that sprang into my head…when drinking didn’t work, I cut myself.”
He indicates that the problems stemmed from his relationship with his mother. He told CNN:
“When I was a child, I was a victim of systematic and lengthy brutality, I mean, stabbing, beating, being electrocuted, stuff like that.”
He got so out of hand during his many years on the NBC skit show (from 1995 to 2009) that he was taken away from the set in a straightjacket and that when his wife came to visit him in the hospital he “didn’t recognize her.”
Hammond, 56, says he is drug free these days.