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God, If You're Not Up There...: Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem

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A raw, poignant, and often hilarious look inside the troubled life and mind of an American comic icon

From his harrowing childhood filled with physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his parents, to a lifetime of alcoholism and self-mutilation, psychiatric hospitalizations, and misdiagnoses, to the peak of fame and success as the longest-tenured cast member of Saturday Night Live, Darrell Hammond delves into the darkest corners of his life, both in front of and behind the camera, with brutal honesty and fierce comic wit. On the back of his hilarious dead-on impressions of Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, Chris Matthews, and a hundred other prominent figures, Hammond was invited into the inner sanctums of the country's political leaders, including three presidents, all the while suffering debilitating and largely undiagnosed mental anguish that resulted in horrifying flashbacks, shocking benders, a hair-raising stint in a Bahamian jail, and ultimately a dark night in a Harlem crack house. His long fight for sobriety, filled with heartbreaking relapses, was propelled by a desire to do right by his young daughter and to set the record straight about how he fell so low while achieving such heights. Throughout, Hammond lays bare the real inner workings of an iconic television show.

Synopsis:

Tina Feys Bossypantsmeets David Carrs The Night of the Gun in Darrell Hammondsgroundbreaking memoir, God, If Youre Not Up There, Im F*cked—a raw look inside the troubled life and mind of anAmerican comic genius. By turns poignant and hilarious, Hammond takes readersfrom the set of Saturday Night Live, where he was the showslongest-tenured cast member, to the drug-ridden streets of Harlem and into thetwisting corridors of his own unflaggingly humorous consciousness. Minglingbehind-the-scenes stories from televisions best-loved comedy series with adark look inside a world-class funnyman, God If Youre Not Up There,Im F*cked is a book sure to resonate with anyonewho shares a talent for performance, a love of comedy, or a desire to know howan artist can climb from the deepest despair to the very top of his profession.

About the Author

Darrell Hammond is an award-winning actor and comedian who was a Saturday Night Live cast member for a record-setting fourteen years. He has also appeared on Broadway and in the dramatic television series Damages and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He recently received critical acclaim for his starring role in the one-man play Tru. He lives in New York City

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062064561
Subtitle:
Tales of Stand-up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem
Author:
Hammond, Darrell
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20121030
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 0.648649 in 10.4 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Tina Feys Bossypantsmeets David Carrs The Night of the Gun in Darrell Hammondsgroundbreaking memoir, God, If Youre Not Up There, Im F*cked—a raw look inside the troubled life and mind of anAmerican comic genius. By turns poignant and hilarious, Hammond takes readersfrom the set of Saturday Night Live, where he was the showslongest-tenured cast member, to the drug-ridden streets of Harlem and into thetwisting corridors of his own unflaggingly humorous consciousness. Minglingbehind-the-scenes stories from televisions best-loved comedy series with adark look inside a world-class funnyman, God If Youre Not Up There,Im F*cked is a book sure to resonate with anyonewho shares a talent for performance, a love of comedy, or a desire to know howan artist can climb from the deepest despair to the very top of his profession.
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