Darrell Hammond's Familiar Faces
'SNL' alum on 'Fox & Friends'
- Duration 5:53
- Date Dec 16, 2011
'SNL' alum on 'Fox & Friends'
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-- report meanwhile moving on he's known for his dead on impersonation of Bill Clinton Dick Cheney and Regis Philbin just to name a couple.
And just last Saturday he returned to Saturday -- live for a surprise appearance.
In one of his most famous roles.
I'll tell us certain -- to moderate this today.
Well I'm an obvious choice -- because just as you know I've been very successful -- that did not -- and show on television which is seen every week by something like five.
-- comedian and actor author Darrell Hammond is opening up about his personal life and his brand new book.
It's called god if you're not up there com.
Well they -- -- down morning.
That was fantastic that you came back and said Donald Trump.
And the idea behind this was obviously because he was going to be having this debate and got canceled -- you originally only got 24 hours to learn how to do Donald Trump.
That's right -- I was -- it was on this Friday night specials in along came to me in the -- Friday night and he he just said.
Trump and then want the -- -- -- topic I know admit some and follow them with a Missouri's -- -- found -- so how do you figure out how to do it.
Well we you normally I'd I'd try to be a little I mean that's kind of when you call it caricature.
And homeland trying to printed accurately an intern and -- caricature but we were so short on time I just went to the strength of character.
But -- I've hands where's he from what's it sound like.
-- what are his hands does he have anything weird that he does.
-- his mouth and in doing that mean trump does something unusual and when he gets angry hole he does sort of a.
I think event.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- A well we have those Emmy award winning here people -- that was just I mean when it when he gets excited decisions.
So this is the tough thing.
You liked him he likes you yes so -- would you try to get the are you also -- -- you said Donald watching this you -- and take cheap shots I mean.
You bust chops a little bit different out of it.
One -- wanna take it you know you wanna make sure they don't take a cheap shot if you can react.
One of the impersonation you do is get on its William Jefferson Clinton yeah we've got an accident and here's -- in action.
Said I'm here tonight to make a very exciting announcement after the -- -- Barack Obama will officially at a point made.
Husband to the secretary of state.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Now don't -- didn't count it embraces this right he embraces your prejudice because -- -- -- These -- we're not friends but was have always been -- good terms in the same when mr.
trump he's had me up in his office a few times and mr.
Cheney as vice president Chaney and me to to commence the vest doesn't mention and spend the school it's pretty and people have been very flattered beyond.
I really wanted unarmed person nations because we've been depicted on Saturday Night Live not very well.
Really yeah so maybe you couldn't tell them that you want -- either play up front interstate next time well since -- don't tell them they.
And they tell me when they want but -- the longest serving cast member in the history of that.
-- -- show him and you're -- your rise to prominence is on is really uncanny in that.
You chronicle in your book.
Dealings with too much drinking too much drugs in and in at a rehab and self doubt.
And you parents were anything but easy to grow up in that out slowing -- my -- was a good guy he just was he had battle fatigue he was.
At -- World War -- -- a world war two and it was hard for -- you know my mom was probably pretty trouble.
And it was not using hand and yes we want to do the voices right with your moms and.
-- -- -- -- And so I used to do impressions of her we would she came home one day and she would do the people from the neighborhood and she came home -- day and she was.
And precedence and I'm in this man mr.
Nelson and then she said something like him and -- I said something like and we both looked at each -- like wow.
You you do it too.
It was so much tragedy and and trauma in your life was this book cathartic for you well you know -- I wasn't.
I was into a lot of aberrant behavior I mean it wasn't just drinking and there were unlucky to be alive I would sense.
Yeah I would -- -- The cover of the book is a prayer.
And and answered prayer.
Was my first prayer site and not afraid to well but I did request the Bible -- I was in jail time and you found god through AA and a lot of introspection.
I think I found god.
In the prisoners Stockton.
And the Bahamas when they civil defendant please rise.
Right -- that problem cruise line.
Yeah you know I didn't really know how to -- -- -- offend anyone with a side hill you know but that was my first prayer and it was a way of saying.
And I'm turn it over -- that is felt like god you know the maker of treason -- planets can look at this guy here he can't do better now right now.
Is doesn't mean never disrespect he's is that he's not better than that right now they get in this Bible so I had a proper -- the president -- went.
-- -- that you overcame so much there is no doubt about it that the best is yet to come I look forward to you that would see X project where we can see again.
Be are we there in a WT VS and I have two movies coming out and I'll come back and maybe you'll sing again and you've got a brand new book out there and folks can check it out it's of this.
Think he's not you were my absolute pleasure of the great decision person thinking they don't gonna shake and I can't get.