Darrell Hammond is writing a new biography about his days at Saturday Night Live and says he was routinely drunk, high on coke or crack and was once taken away in a straightjacket. Holy shit, who knew this guy was so interesting.
“I kept a pint of Remy in my desk at work,” Hammond recalls in “God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked,” out Nov. 8 from HarperCollins. “The drinking calmed my nerves and quieted the disturbing images that sprang into my head … when drinking didn’t work, I cut myself.”
To be clear, the disturbing images were due to his traumatic childhood, not from reading the shitty jokes SNL was asking him to read on television.