Darrell Hammond Is Saturday Night Live's New Announcer

September 18, 2014 1:03 PM

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Darrell Hammond is the new voice of Saturday Night Live. The former cast member will take over the announcer role Don Pardo had occupied since the show started in 1975. Pardo passed away in August at the age of 96.

"I sat in for Don when he had laryngitis several times over the years," Hammond told USA Today. "He was a lovely person. When he passed, they wanted me; it felt right for me to be the one to replace him. It's been a very improbable life; I didn't expect something like this, but it feels real good."

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