Darrell Hammond to replace Don Pardo as ‘SNL’ announcer

September 18, 2014 5:13 PM

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Darrell Hammond to replace Don Pardo as ‘SNL’ announcer

To replace a legend that began with the start of “Saturday Night Live” in 1975, Lorne Michaels has reached back to a different era in the show’s history: Darrell Hammond will be the announcer this season of “SNL,” stepping in for the late Don Pardo.

Hammond served longer than any other performer in the history of the NBC broadcast, working in the cast from 1995 until 2009. He also had the distinction of quietly subbing for Pardo on several occasions when the announcer could not do the show for health reasons. Hammond, who was among the best imp...

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