Wanda Sykes, Ray Romano, Darrell Hammond, more join for children’s charity

Tickets are now on sale for Garden of Laughs, a Jan. 26 stand-up comedy fundraiser at Madison Square Garden in New York City, to benefit children’s charity Garden of Dreams. Wanda Sykes, Ray Romano, Darrell Hammond, Robert Klein and Adam Ferrara are scheduled to appear, with additional acts to be announced. “In the spirit of charity and humor, I am honored to be a part of Garden of Laughs and

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Listen: Darrell Hammond talks psych wards, childhood abuse, addiction on NPR’s “Fresh Air”

Earlier this week, Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross to promote his new heart-wrenching memoir God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m Fucked: Misadventures In Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem. You can listen to the entire interview below. Darrell Hammond talks childhood abuse, psych wards and more by Laughspin

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Video: Darrell Hammond opens up about psych wards, abuse and “soul-killing” drugs

Yesterday, we printed a few short excerpts from Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond’s upcoming book, God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m Fucked: Misadventures In Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem (out Nov. 8). But today, we get an even deeper look inside Hammond’s mind and the early life he led that made him who he is today. As we mentioned yesterday, the book will cover a

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Darrell Hammond admits to smoking crack, cutting himself

Substance abuse is certainly, and sadly, not a rarity in the world of comedy. But it seems some of the stories Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond tells in his upcoming memoir are surprising– even by standards levied by jaded comedy enthusiasts. Copies of the book God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m Fucked: Misadventures In Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem (out Nov. 8), were sent to

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Amy Schumer enlists Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, more to make fun of her

Comedians are the Amish of entertainers: always gathering to selflessly support each other. But instead of raising a barn together, the magnanimous comics in the video below (including Darrell Hammond, Jessica Kirson, Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, Nick Thune and Ardie Fuqua) assemble to raise awareness of Amy Schumer’s upcoming Comedy Central special, which premieres on April 2. How altruistic! How sarcastic!

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Dream team of SNL presidents turns up on Funny or Die

It’s the interior of the White House, the president’s bedroom. It’s night. Gerald Ford stumbles in. He’s befuddled. He prat falls onto a table. “Live from New York…” But this is no Saturday Night Live sketch. History has come alive on Funny or Die in an exclusive, star-studded video. Rather than mince words, let me cut to the chase. • Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford • Dan Aykroyd as Jimmy

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